2004 Robert J. Frasca, FAIA

As partner-in-charge of design for Zimmer Gunsul Frasca since 1966, Bob Frasca has transformed the face of Oregon’s built environment, exported our Northwest aesthetic internationally, and advanced the legacy of design excellence through mentoring countless talented young architects. Bob’s work is united by his belief that architecture should vary with the program, climate and place, and with the culture of the people who will occupy it. His instincts as observer, and then as designer, have produced a diverse portfolio, ranging from downtown civic buildings in Portland, embassy buildings for the U.S. Department of State and research facilities for major institutions across the country to academic buildings for small colleges such as Reed and Williams.