Professional Profile: Robert Petrie 2018

Robert Petrie

Name: Robert Petrie

Title: Senior Architectural Designer

Company: SWBR

Location: Syracuse, NY

Birthplace: Virgina Beach, VA

Education: VA Tech, Bachelor Architecture; Cornell, Master of Architecture

First job outside of real estate: Local family-owned hardware store

First job in real estate or allied field: Hartman Cox Architects, Washington, D.C.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Presently I am a design leader at a diverse design firm that is always looking to innovate and improve the lives of those we serve. I would like to broaden our reach and mission beyond NY State by collaborating with national developers, investors and professionals. 

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? I practice watercolor sketches. 

Favorite book or author: Italo Calvino

Favorite movie: Casablanca

Last song you downloaded? “Am I Blue” by Hoagie Carmichael & Lauren Bacall

One word to describe your work environment: Authentic

Rules to live by in business:  Listen, serve, respond, perform, profit

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? Norman Rockwell (American illustrator), Diner on Route 66

What is your dream job? Political cartoonist…if I were only more clever.