Past President Profile: Robert L. Knight, AIA
Robert L. Knight, AIA, National Client Manager, Partner Engineering and Science
Looking back at your time leading AIA Cincinnati, what are you most proud of accomplishing?
Representative of AIA Ohio on the first OKI Regional Convention; Participating on the AIA Documents Committee; Member of the AIA Leadership Institute – Inaugural Class; Co-chair of AIA Ohio’s 2030 Challenge; and Raising funds for public art with the 2003 Beaux Arts Ball.
In your career, what is the biggest change you’ve seen in the field of architecture?
The cyclical nature of the industry, and how firms struggle to grow as we encounter recurring economic downslides.
Looking ahead, what is the biggest challenge facing architects working today?
Maintaining a position of leadership for client’s need with regard to design and development of facilities and real estate.
How has AIA membership benefited you?
AIA continues to be a thought leadership vehicle and the resource for our industry on trends that affect our profession. These values have helped me change with the profession and industry to be a valued professional to my clients.
What advice would you give to a recent architecture graduate?
Seek to constantly learn and allow your career path to be fluid.