W Gavin Robb

Critic, Architecture

W Gavin Robb is an architectural designer, theorist, educator and the founding principal of Kin Design Studio. His work explores civic infrastructure, advanced digital fabrication and constructing the imagination. He received a MArch with Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 2014. While at the GSD he co-founded an advanced research lab focused on complex geometry and fabrication.

Robb founded Kin Design Studio in 2017, where he is the studio lead. The studio uses advanced digital fabrication, community engagement and a deep knowledge of how cities work to create inspiring places for people. Among other projects, he is currently designing a 250+ student school in Kampala, Uganda.

Before founding Kin Design Studio, he worked at Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects in Atlanta, GA, where he completed several high-profile projects. His work has been exhibited at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale and the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Robb resides and works in Somerville, MA.

Spring 2023

  • ARCH-21ST-08 Advanced Studio