HOLT Architects Welcomes Rob Shutts!

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We are excited to announce that Rob Shutts has joined the HOLT team! As a Project Manager, Rob will be leading College & University projects out of the firm’s Syracuse office.

“Rob Shutts has been an integral part of the New York State design and construction industry for 15 years. His background as an architect, a contractor, and an owner, brings a wealth of knowledge and practice to our team,” states HOLT Principal Quay Thompson.

Rob comes to HOLT from SUNY Cortland where he was most recently the Director of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction. Rob spent seven years on the SUNY campus where he and his department were responsible for over 50 projects annually. During his tenure, the campus opened Dragon Hall – SUNY’s first LEED Platinum Residence Hall, built the $54,000,000 Student Life Center, installed four miles of underground electrical duct bank in one summer, and worked with HOLT on two projects: a $20,000,000 Academic Building renovation, and a $3,000,000 transformation of a residence hall into the new home for University Police, Facilities Management, and Facilities Planning, Design & Construction.

“I like the challenge of construction projects. And making all of the moving parts come together so that the project works for everyone.  It’s not just about creating a building that looks great, functions properly, and is easily maintainable, but also about staying in front of each project and communicating what is going on to everyone involved,” states Shutts. 

Prior to SUNY Cortland, Rob worked for a national Design/Build construction company that concentrated on tenant improvement, hospitality, and fitness projects. Rob’s experience also includes work at a Syracuse-based architectural firm where he led teams focused on SUNY and K-12 educational projects.  A licensed architect, he earned a B.A. from the School of Architecture at Syracuse University.  Rob lives in Liverpool with his wife and two sons.

Celebrating over 55 Years in Business, HOLT Architects is an award-winning architecture, planning and interior design firm. HOLT employs 38 professionals in Ithaca and Syracuse, and provides socially and environmentally responsible architecture to higher education, healthcare, housing, and community clientele.