Bob Shelton RA, LEED AP
Principal Architect / President
A lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, Bob set out to create a firm that was unlike any in the region. A firm that could be Architect-led with a collaborative vision. Design that is innovative yet inclusive of tradesmen. Style that is period sensitive, yet creates spaces for modern living. With that all in mind, Bob founded Shelton Design / Build in 2014.
Growing up among a family of tradesmen, Bob's leadership applies the Master Builder approach; assembling a team of skilled individuals that enhance each others disciplines, to create refined, elevated, and design-forward spaces. While there is no singular style to Shelton projects, Bob ensures the work applies solid design principles within the context and challenges that each project presents.
Over his 18 year career, Bob has worked for large architectural firms such as Perkins Eastman, but also with small firms, contractors, and developers. He has been involved in projects ranging from $1,000 to $250M in value between the residential, retail, hospitality, and senior living typologies.
Bob was prepared for the industry with education at Kent State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Architecture. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Architecture and Interior Design at Kent State University and Chatham University. Bob is a Zoning Hearing Board member in Ben Avon Borough, and is a Registered Architect in PA.