Working with Architect Joe Patrick Robbins
Joe Patrick Robbins, AIA exhibits the best qualities of his profession: creativity, innovation, integrity, versatility of design styles, interest in his clients and a professional, yet relaxed relationship with those with whom he works. Joe is willing to brainstorm solutions on-site in a way that invites the synergy of ideas from the contractors, subcontractors, designers and clients. I believe this willingness contributes to the overall success of the final project and to the homeowners knowing that they have had significant input into the place they will call home.
Joe has been an inspiration to me over the past 12+ years. My knowledge of plans, construction details and finishes has grown and matured due to his unfailing patience and willingness to listen to my thoughts and to explain his reasoning behind various selections and decisions. I have always found Joe to be open to other viewpoints and willing to adapt and change details, unless he feels it impacts the integrity of his vision. Rather than being a prima donna, Joe is humble about his achievements and jokes about himself. That is often when the persona of “Jose” comes out! The “team,” which consists of Joe, the contractor, the clients and me, has had many a laugh during such stressful times as an electric walk-through when the thermometer dipped well below zero, when “Jose” appeared to add levity to the moment.
Joe is more than an architect to his clients, contractors, subcontractors and designers. He has the wonderful ability to develop a friendship that is much longer lasting than just an architect-client relationship. I feel honored to have worked with Joe as well as his computer guru and amazing detail sidekick, Brian, to help create beautiful homes for more than 15 clients over the course of the past dozen or so years.
Projects that were collaborations between Home on the Range and Joe Patrick Robbins have been featured in a number of publications, including Architectural Digest, Steamboat Pilot, Ski Magazine, At Home in Steamboat Springs Magazine, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Mountain Living and Steamboat Magazine. Visit jprarchitecture.com to learn more about Joe Patrick Robbins.
—Lynne Bier, Principal and Lead Designer at Home on the Range
Images: Architecture by Joe Patrick Robbins, AIA