Robert Kelly AIA, IDSA
As an architect and designer, Robert Kelly’s interests merge at the intersection of creative design thinking, social impact and business. For two decades he led a successful Philadelphia architectural design practice as president while building a reputation for leadership and achievement among peers and clients.
He has served his profession and community on numerous boards, committees and task forces. He is Founder and Chair of the AIA Pennsylvania Strategic Council openchallengeaiapa.org, a think tank that among others initiatives, the Design for Better Initiative provides pro bono strategic planning and design assistance to communities in need throughout the state of Pennsylvania. He is also Co-Founder of the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI), based in New York City. SIGBI is a nonprofit charitable organization offering educational, strategic and financial assistance to grassroots organizations that provide advocacy, support and shelter to LGBTQ individuals in mostly rural and underserved communities throughout the United States and abroad. stonewallinitiative.org