Robert Foster

Robert Foster is a practising Architect with more than 20 years experience who until recently ran his own practice in Victoria (part time). Since 1999 Robert has worked full time as a program manager and senior analyst for Energy Efficient Strategies on a range of projects.

Robert graduated with an Honours degree in Architecture from the University of Melbourne in 1982. Major areas of study centred on the technological aspects of building design. These studies included:-

Prior to commencing his own practice Robert worked at a senior level with a number of medium and large Architectural firms on a diverse range of projects. These include major office developments such as The ANZ Bank World Headquarters, Collins Street, Melbourne. Major educational facilities such as the Holmesglen college of TAFE and extensive public housing projects for the Department of Human Services.

Since he commenced with EES in 1994 (initially part time), his responsibilities have included:

Robert has also presented papers at a number of international forums such as the IEA forum on Labelling and Standards in India in 2004, the International Sustainable Buildings conference (SB08) in Melbourne 2008 and the Australian Alliance to Save Energy Summer Study, February 2012, Sydney

Robert is experienced in all aspects of the building process from design to implementation including on site construction work. He has developed specific skills in the evaluation of building thermal performance, lighting systems equipment and design, computer skills in PC and VAX environments, including CAD, Basic programming, word-processing, spreadsheets, databases and the development of Quality Assurance Systems.

Architectural work under taken by Robert Foster Architects includes both public and private housing projects, multi unit housing, smaller commercial and retail works, work in the health industry, education and some industrial projects.

Selected Studies and papers:

In addition to energy efficiency work for EES, in the past Robert has also consulted to SRC International as a sub consultant consultant on envelope design for the development of a “Government Building Energy Efficiency Reference Manual” for use by the Asian Development Bank.

Robert currently lives near the town of Warragul in Gippsland, Victoria.