About

Established in 1978, Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA, is a full service architecture and planning firm with offices in San Diego and Palo Alto, California.

The firm's design portfolio includes civic, academic, cultural, residential, and
mixed-use buildings, as well as community planning and urban design projects.
Residential work includes affordable housing complexes, residential towers, and high-end custom homes. The Quigley studio has received more than 70 awards for design excellence from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Unusual among nationally known design architects, Rob Quigley is dedicated to an inclusive, participatory design process. Design workshops have included as many as 300 people. A hallmark of Rob's practice is his ability to build consensus; his methods have become models for the profession, while his designs are flash points of community pride. Rob personally leads each project for its full duration, assisted by a project manager and a senior project architect. Design and production work are not segregated, ensuring design integrity and continuity of the team throughout the life of the project. The firm is noted for both creative solutions within limited budgets and designs that are sensitive to individual sites and circumstances. Sustainable architecture is a specialty.
In 2005, the AIA California Council presented Rob with the coveted Maybeck Award for “outstanding achievement in producing consistently distinguished design.” In 1995, the AIA California Council presented Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA, with the annual Firm Award, recognizing a practice “focused around the creative energy and leadership of a dynamic sole practitioner that produces consistently distinguished architecture.”

Buildings designed by Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA, are regularly featured in national and international publications. Monographs have been published by Rizzoli International and Casas Internacional.

Recent work includes the San Diego New Central Library, New Children's Museum, Ocean Discovery Institute's Living Lab, and two joint-use libraries/community centers for the City of San Jose.