Robert J. Kobet is enjoying a working retirement after thirty-five years as president and CEO of the Kobet Collaborative, an architecture and consulting firm specializing in sustainable design and development, high-performance green buildings, LEED consulting and environmental education. Bob has completed a wide variety of projects in eleven countries on five continents for clients ranging from the Cultural Section of the US State Department, the Departments of Defense and the Beijing Olympic Village to community development projects in Rwanda, Haiti, and Eastern Europe.
In addition to his professional practice, Bob has had a parallel career in K12 and higher education including serving as Chair of the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Schools Committee which laid the foundation of the USGBC’s Center for Green Schools. He is a co-founder of the country’s first Master of Science in Sustainable Systems at Slippery Rock University where he designed and directed the construction of his thesis, the Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research, which received the first Three Rivers Award for Environmental Education. In addition, Bob has taught a full complement of engineering technology courses at Penn State Fayette Campus and a fourth-year sustainable design studio in the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture. At CMU he also authored and taught a campus-wide elective on International Viewpoints on Sustainability.
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