Robin is 70 and still full of energy with a strong desire for innovation and exploring ideas with a constant enquiring mind. He brings to any project or undertaking his experience in architecture and design for natural structures. Now living and working in Montenegro he specialises in renovation and construction of stone buildings for investors with a desire to follow the spiritual impact of building in a traditional way. Robin uses the strong and ancient form of divine proportions (golden proportions) to achieve not only the fusion of man and materials in buildings but the little recognised spiritual impact of peace of mind as occupiers.
Robin is one of the founder directors of the Montenegro Green Building Council and uses his position to encourage businesses connected with the construction industry to think of ways to rationalise energy used by the sector. On a personal level he advises on simple ways individuals can contribute by greening their own homes.
Robin left school and spent 6 years in the British Royal Navy after which he set up a small construction company based in London specialising in renovation and conversion of old houses into flats. This led to the company buying and developing their own properties thus growing the firm into a major property developer company. The company suffered during the 1990’s UK property collapse and went out of business. Robin then took the opportunity to study at Reading University for a diploma in Building Surveying. Qualifying after 4 years he set up his own professional building surveying practice in London mainly specialising in design and supervision of renovation of historic buildings; working with English Heritage and Society of Preservation of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)
Robin visited Montenegro in 2000 after the Balkan conflict ended and fell in love with the country and decided to make it his home. After taking 2 years to close his Surveying practise in London he moved permanently to Montenegro in 2002 and started a new chapter in his life working mainly as an architect and project manager for English and Irish investors. Recently, Robin qualified as a LEED Green Associate and advises on certifying buildings.