Robert A. Steele, FAIA

Principal Architect


Travel Abroad; England and Ireland, 1993.  Italy, 1994 & 2008.  Canada, 1998-2000, 2009, & 2012. Scotland, Belgium, & Denmark, 2003. Eastern Europe 2006.

Domestic Travel Studies, 1986-2017

Alumni Lecture Series, VPI and SU, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1990 and 1992

Post Graduate Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989/90/92/95

Bachelor of Architecture and Minor in History, VPI and State University, 1982


Bob went into private practice in 1988. For the past 30 years, his studio in Richmond, Virginia has produced a number of noteworthy commissions. 

Upon graduation from Virginia Tech in 1982, Bob began his career in Washington, D.C. - his primary influence made while with the Joseph Boggs Studio. As one of four associates under Mr. Boggs' direction he compiled a portfolio of regional and international works.  While with Boggs, Bob moved to Richmond, opening Boggs' Richmond studio.

A few years later, at age 29, Bob created his own practice, which today employs a small office of energetic architects, interns, and interior designers. They are involved in a rich diversity of work throughout the east coast.

Bob is currently registered in nine states. His work has been published locally, regionally, and nationally. In 1994, Bob received the Virginia Society AIA's Award for Distinguished Achievement, (at the time) the youngest architect to receive such a lofty accolade. In 2009, Bob was awarded the Marcellus Wright, Jr. Award, presented annually by AIA Richmond to the outstanding Architect in Central Virginia.


Terrance P. Wyllie

Director of Architecture


Independent Study - Japan, 1994-1996

Bachelor of Architecture, VPI and State University, 1990


AIA Virginia Society - Award of Merit

AIA Alice Lehman Sunday Prize

          Honor Award - Sketch Category

          Honor Award - ConstructionDocuments

          Merit Award - Presentation Category

2011 Jury Chair AIA Triangle Homes Tour


Terry has been with BOB Architecture since 1996 and has over 25 years of professional experience including an integral knowledge of construction methods. Responsibilities include design and concept for all projects in association with Bob Steele, marketing, graphic design, and project management.

Terry arrived in Richmond following a two and a half year stay in Japan where he constructed a wood frame office building and worked with Toshiro Ikegami at Urban Guass Architecture in a variety of cityscape, office and residential projects, most notably, the Higashi-Matchi Do-Matchi building, a winning competition design for a new office and apartment building, which had been devastated by the Kobe earthquake. Prior to working in Japan, Terry was with Hugh Newell Jacobsen Architects in Washington, D.C., where he was part of a project team that worked on projects throughout the United States and Europe.


Robbin B. Steele, IFDA

Senior Project Designer


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Crafts

Magna Cum Laude

Virginia Commonwealth University, 1994

Focus on Crafts and Interior Design

Extensive travels throughout the United States and abroad, including residing in Japan and Denmark.

Interior Design Services on a wide variety of commissions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, California and Virginia.


Robbin has been a part of the BOB Design Team since 2003 and has over 25 years experience in the Arts and Design fields. Her experiences in architectural design and interiors have focused on excellence in client relationships and interpretive design.

Robbin's work at BOB Architecture includes architectural finish selections, interior design and interactive management during the construction process for commercial and residential design.

As a designer, her focus is on providing clients with full service design from conception to completion, working hand in hand with the Architectural Team. Robbin's broad experience in the Arts allows for a strong interpretation of interior design as it relates to the architectural philosophy at BOB.