Bob, RipBang’s co-founder, is the client’s primary point of contact for all design related issues. He is responsible for the creative direction of every RipBang project.
Bob has spent his career creating places that cultivate memorable experiences. Formerly a Senior Associate at Rockwell Group, Bob designed numerous award winning and stylish entertainment destinations in including Olives Restaurant and Underbar at the W Union Square, The Water Color Inn, and Meadowlands Xanadu.
As a founding partner of Olio Design and later Lead Thematic Designer at Gensler, Bob gained experience as the thematic designer of highly visible and complex entertainment facilities such as Universal CityWalk, Treasure Island Casino, New York New York, Paris Resort, Bellagio, and Tokyo DisneySea.
As Creative Director at NBBJ Sports & Entertainment (the first architecture firm to view sports venues as entertainment destinations), Bob was involved in the design of many innovative arena, stadia, and ballparks, including LA’s Staples Center, and the renovation and expansion of The Seattle Space Needle.
For over 20 years Bob has employed a combination of marketing savvy, development strategy, thematic art, graphics, and architecture to design unforgettable commercial destinations. The common thread throughout his work, whether a large resort or intimate restaurant, is attention to detail. With a keen understanding of operational efficiency, his work focuses on the creation of immersive environments and the choreography of experiences. Bob is a registered architect in California and Arizona.