Robert A. Shaffer
President, AIA, CID, LEED AP
Bob has been a licensed architect and member of the American Institute of Architects since 1987. He also is a certified interior designer and a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional). His bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies is from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, one of the world’s leading institutions for architectural education.
Bob loves to work directly with clients to develop unique, personal and affordable solutions that exceed their expectations. His methodical and pragmatic approach returns high-value results at minimal cost on each project. His previous dental clinic designs clearly show the benefits of this approach. Clients benefit from Bob’s experience in all aspects of a project (design, production and construction administration) and with his involvement in a great variety of project types including dental clinics, homes and other facilities.
Bob’s attention to personal service and dedication to the community is clear moments after any first meeting. He has served two terms as city council member in the City of Golden Valley after years of experience on the city’s Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals, which helps him understand first-hand the government processes that affect building, planning and construction of all types.If you are interested in a thoughtful consultation about a project that’s creative, efficient and realizes your personal vision – call Bob at 612.340.5430 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nichole graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. She previously worked with a firm specializing in commercial restaurants and coffee shops bringing that expertise to the Foundation Architects. She brings a diverse set of skills to our firm and has become an integral part of the team.
Having a skilled craftsman as a father, Nichole grew up with a strong attention to detail and passion for design. This helps her to produce detailed documents, as well as, complicated renderings. She loves to be able to help clients visualize the possibilities of their spaces while incorporating each client’s unique personality. She loves learning new skills and no challenge is too difficult. Nichole seizes new opportunities for learning and growth every day.
When she is not here with us in the office, she enjoys spending time with her partner, taking their dogs to the amazing dog parks offered here in Minneapolis, as well as hiking and camping the more remote places of Minnesota. She loves music and art and can often be found at concerts, events and festivals in her free time.