Rob Rensi, AIA, LEED AP

Associate, Project Manager
Bachelor of Architecture, Kent State University
What year did you join the firm?

Areas of Focus
Oversee all phases of project design, including management and monitoring project schedules/ budgets
Prepare and review contracts, proposals, and RFP’s, maintain client relationships
Manage office resources through interviewing, hiring, scheduling, supervising, and mentoring of staff

Why HDG Architects? What keeps you here and motivated?
I like being a client-service oriented firm that is relationship based. The standards that the firm upholds – a true advocate for the client with high standards of professional integrity – match well with my personal beliefs. The interactive and collaborative environment also strongly aligns with the way I prefer to practice and the way I approach design in general.

What is your favorite aspect of practicing architecture?
I like a challenge – problem solving, developing a creative solution to a particular issue(s). I also enjoy renovation projects, especially those that are the most difficult for the client to visualize all the possibilities, because it is this type of project that often times not only has the most challenges but also can have the most surprising outcome.

Your favorite building design/example of architecture in the world?
Milan Cathedral

Key Projects at HDG
Community College of Beaver County Master Plan (Monaca, PA)
Peters Township School District, New High School (McMurray, PA)
Wabtec New Corporate Headquarters (Pittsburgh, PA)
McKee Elementary School Alterations, West Allegheny School District (Oakdale, PA)
West Allegheny High School Natatorium Addition and Alterations (Imperial, PA)
Carmichaels Area Middle-Senior High School Addition and Alterations (Carmichaels, PA)
West Greene Elementary Center (Rogersville, PA)
Higher Voice Studio (Carnegie, PA)
St. Paul of the Cross Monastery Master Planning and Miscellaneous Projects (Pittsburgh, PA)
Wabtec Master Planning and Miscellaneous Projects (Wilmerding, PA)

Specialty Areas of Expertise
Office management, mentoring, educational planning, programming and design

Biking, running, cooking, reading, weekend-warrior renovations, spending time with family