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Robert Lindley Principal

Robert Lindley has over 30 years experience in a wide range of project types including residential, office, commercial, industrial, research laboratory, educational, recreational and historic preservation / adaptive re-use. Joining YHLA in 1985, Robert has been the pivotal force behind many of YHLA's award winning projects and has designed some of the firm's most prominent and distinguished projects including Ultimar, a 400 unit coastal high-rise housing community in Clearwater Florida, Frank H. Ogawa City Hall Plaza at the Oakland Civic Center and Swan's Marketplace in Old Oakland, a project which has won numerous awards.

Expanding YHLA's reach in recent years, Robert has designed and directed the completion of a variety of projects in the Sacramento Region including the Bistro 33 / Historic Davis City Hall adaptive re-use, Davis Indoor Sports Center, Trokanski Dance Theater, Far Western Anthropological Research Center, and the Ping Yuen Senior Housing and Social Services Center. A trio of innovative urban in-fill mixed-use buildings, The McCormick and Roe Buildings in Davis and the Sutter Court Building in Old Town Folsom, carefully integrate housing, commercial and office components into established downtown redevelopment districts and represent exemplary prototypes for green, transit-oriented development. Recently completed projects include a number of sustainable affordable housing and mixed use projects in Sacramento, El Monte, Pittsburg and Kings Beach Lake Tahoe, continuing a commitment to quality design and energy-efficient, environmentally appropriate development. Included among these is La Valentina North, a "near net zero energy" townhouse project in Sacramento which was awarded "Best In-fill Project" for the year of 2012 by the Sacramento Business Journal.

Robert is a registered architect in California. He was a founding board member of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of A.D.P.S.R. (Architects, Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility), and a member of the California Emergency Design Assistance Team which provided pro-bono design assistance following the Oakland Hills Fire. He has served as president of the Davis Village Homes Architectural Review Board and currently serves as a member of the City of Davis Building Code Board of Appeals.

University of California, Berkeley, 1981
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, with Highest Honors

Architectural Grant for work/study in Cremona, Italy, 1980