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Bob Shelton RA, LEED AP

Principal / Architect

Bob is the Principal of Shelton Design Associates, LLC + Shelton Building Associates, LLC. Founded in 2014, Bob's vision has been to integrate the delivery of innovative, client-focused design with both classic and unique construction methods.

Growing up among a family of tradesmen, Bob's approach to practice is one in which the principles of craftsmanship, integrity, and collaboration drive the company forward. His 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 remains client focused, period sensitive, and craftsmanship driven. 


Over his 17+ year career, Bob has worked for large and small architectural firms, contractors, and developers. He has been involved in projects ranging from $1,000 to $250M in value between the residential, retail, hospitality, and continuing care retirement community 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 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.

What is your favorite design related quote?

     “Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple,         awesomely simple, that’s creativity.”

What is your favorite place you have traveled to and why?

     "Florence, Italy. Experiencing life there for four months in a place that old and that

      beautiful changes your entire worldview. It forever altered my perspective 

     on preservation, restoration, and consumerism."