Robert Lamb Hart is a practicing architect, currently Chairman Emeritus of Hart Howerton, a planning, architecture, landscape, and interior design firm with a global practice, headquartered in New York and San Francisco. He was educated in architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design under Walter Gropius and in city planning at the University of Pennsylvania in the Louis Kahn and Ian McHarg years.

“After starting to practice, and watching styles come and go, I realized that our education, focused on buildings and the ideologies of celebrity architects, had taught us little about our audience—the people who were counting on us to design the places and the ecosystems where they would spend most of their lives. I set out to fill that gap.”