Robert Keppel

Principal
Robert Keppel

Robert Keppel has spent over 30 years leading architectural projects with a strong proclivity for urban planning and site design. He offers insight and skill to balance the demands of urban development, economics, community interests, and environmental quality.

Bob’s design sensibilities are fueled by his beliefs that clients and the public should be able to visualize and understand design concepts and that architecture should reflect the ambitions and values of the client. Driven equally by the need for innovation and clarity, Bob is a forward-thinking designer who favors clear and exciting concepts that spark enthusiasm.

In addition to his depth of experience in master planning, programming, and architecture, Bob spearheads much of CLA’s marketing activities. A strong proposal writer, he enjoys articulating big-picture ideas from the earliest stages of a project through to their promotion on the website and in collateral materials.

Bob serves as CLA’s representative for two organizations: Central Philadelphia Development Corporation and Development Workshop Incorporated; both are committed to shaping Philadelphia through public-private partnership, research, advocacy, and robust urban development. Bob also contributes his design and planning expertise as trustee for two institutions. A resident of Cinnaminson, N.J., Bob spends his free time sailing on the Delaware River.

Bob holds dual Master of City Planning and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.Arch from Carnegie Mellon University. He is registered in Del, Md., Mich., N.J., N.Y., Pa., and Va. Bob joined CLA in 1983.

Cope Linder Architects merged operations with NELSON in 2017.

FOCUSING ON Architecture in the Bay Area

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After a string of recent national moves, NELSON, a global architecture and design firm, announced it has merged operations with WK design group.

FOCUSING on doing good deeds  

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Core to NELSON’s mission is our commitment to partnering with the communities where we work and live to sustain them, as well as creating positive change through civic engagement and socially responsible behavior.

FOCUSING on Architecture in healthcare design  

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In a move that will significantly expand architectural services in the southeast, global architecture, design, and consulting services firm, NELSON, is merging operations with Miami-based architecture firm, MGE Architects. The deal is effective immediately.

FOCUSING ON Design From the Outside In 

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In a move that will take them from a nationally recognized interior design firm to a true full-service architecture and design firm, NELSON, Cope Linder Architects, and KA Architecture will merge operations effective June 1, 2017.

FOCUSING ON DESIGN FROM THE OUTSIDE IN 

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In a move that will take them from a nationally recognized interior design firm to a true full-service architecture and design firm, NELSON, Cope Linder Architects, and KA Architecture will merge operations effective June 1, 2017.

FOCUSING ON Cloud-Based DatA

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To stand out from competitors, attract and retain top talent, and reflect their culture, cloud-based data company, Civis Analytics, retained NELSON to design their new 29,000 SF space.

CREATING New Solutions

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Tactix retained NELSON to provide interior design services for their new location in Center City Philadelphia. The team worked closely with executives to develop new design solutions to fit their needs.

 
 

FOCUSING ON TAMI Solutions

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NELSON announced its intent to launch TAMI (Technology, Advertising & Media, and Information Business) Practice Area. 

 

CREATING innovative design

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Capital One selected NELSON to help them design their Rolling Meadows location. The NELSON team worked with Capital One’s Design Team and Key Leaders to create their vision of an urban chic work environment.