Robert Shaffer has more than 50 years of experience in a broad range of architectural, urban planning and urban design projects in a wide compass of international and domestic locations.  Bob has expanded the use of historic background, analytic techniques and the latest planning and design technologies. Bob attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where He received his Degrees and then taught “History and Theory of Architecture and Planning” and the Fourth Year Design Studio.  

He is a registered architect in the state of California and has successfully completed many distinguished projects in the U.S., China, Guam, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. After serving in the Peace Corps in Iran, where he developed plans for village development and the urban design basis for the Master Plan for Tehran, Bob led Middle Eastern projects in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, including the Qatar National Development Plan and two new towns, New Doha and Umm Said, both of which are now built.   His discovery of a series of unused urban rights-of-way led to a region-wide conceptual master plan for ribbons of open space throughout the wider urban area of Los Angeles.