Robert Hale AIA
“Looking back on my career, I am very pleased to have worked on affordable housing communities and historic preservation projects that have made a difference to communities and changed people’s lives. I have personally found these projects to be very satisfying and rewarding and am proud that several have received awards."
Bob was born in Seattle and raised about a half hour north of Seattle in Mukilteo. At a young age, Bob was impressed by his uncle Fred, who studied architecture at Yale and could never escape drawing pictures for the kids when they would get together. Bob knew he wanted to be an architect by the time he was in junior high school.
Bob was very pleased to join forces with Rolluda Architects in January of 2014. He had been a partner at Kovalenko Hale Architects and worked with partner Bob Kovalenko for 35 years until he announced his retirement late in 2014. Kovalenko Hale Architects specialized in historic preservation and restoration projects, private and non-profit mixed-use, multi-family and special needs housing projects and university residence halls. Bob is very impressed with the great group of friendly and talented people at Rolluda Architects and the high level of sophistication, including sustainable design, building information modeling, programming, marketing and business management.
Bob has lived on Capitol Hill for many years. He is passionate about the outdoors including biking, skiing and backpacking, especially with his two brothers and his son and daughter. Bob’s daughter is a fine artist and his son is a college soccer player.