Richard C. Robinson AIA, FCSI
Dick Robinson is responsible for the technical quality of all projects assigned to his team. With more than four decades of professional experience, Dick has the expertise required to supervise the production of working drawings, personally write all construction specifications, and oversee construction administration. The consistently low percentage of construction-related change orders on the firm’s projects attest to the standard of excellence Dick and his team brings to all Page projects.
Along with being an architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Dick is very active in the Construction Specifiers Institute (CSI). He has served as president of CSI’s Dallas chapter and on national organization’s board of directors. He was rewarded for his service with the designation of Fellow of CSI for “…excellence in volunteerism resulting in improved professional development opportunities and the advancement of higher education by establishing education programs and for guiding the Dallas CSI Foundation to award an unprecedented number of scholarships…” In addition, he is a Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) and a Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA).
“I am committed to doing the best of my abilities on any project I am involved with and I think my successful, 40-plus-year career speaks to that,” Dicks says. “While I don’t consider myself as a designer, I do think that I make a very significant contribution to the design of a project from a technical standpoint and critiquing how the construction elements all come together.”
Dick also feels responsible for sharing the acute knowledge he’s gained over his career, another way Page’s seasoned professionals collaborate within the firm. “As a technical designer, I look forward to the opportunities of working alongside the project team, especially the younger members of the team,” Dick explains. “So much of what we need to know as architects is not learned in school. I enjoy my role as a mentor and educator for our younger staff.”
His commitment to helping his younger colleagues extends beyond PSP. “For over 10 years, I have been a volunteer instructor for CSI’s various construction and specifications classes,” he adds. “And I am one of several instructors teaching an AIA session for intern architects preparing for the national licensing exam, covering the topics of contracts and construction documents.”
Among his recent projects for Page, one of his most rewarding is the Seagoville North Elementary School for the Dallas Independent School District. “The owner’s project team and Page worked well together,” he says. “The contractor and Page worked well together. The project was completed on time and within budget, and the owner was very pleased with the end product. The school has turned out to be a significant and positive addition to the local community—and the kids like it!”
His other significant projects include the 185,000-square-foot Walnut Hill Physicians’ Hospital in Dallas for Medistar Corporation, which converted an eight-story medical office building into a 100-bed general acute care hospital; The Academy of Irving ISD, a new 193,000-square-foot high school designed around an innovative instructional model that incorporates rigorous academic expectations with specific awareness of career goals for 1,300 students; multiple facilities for Frito-Lay, including its National Quality Assurance Laboratories in Carrollton, Texas; and the 17,334-square-foot Flower Mound Town Hall in Flower Mound, Texas.
Dick earned his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin and is registered to practice architecture in Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. He also holds a certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).