Professional Profile: Robin Elmslie Osler 2024

Robin Elmslie Osler

Name: Robin Elmslie Osler

Title: Principal & Creative Director

Company: Arcadis

Location: NYC

Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Education: University of Virginia, Yale

First job: The Bagpiper store at the University of Michigan.

First job in real estate or allied field: Cesar Pelli’s office.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I’m a principal and creative director at Arcadis. I believe in mentoring the next generation of designers and architects to be responsible citizens of their communities.

How do you unwind from a busy day? By going to The Met.

Favorite book or author: “All the Beauty in the World” by Patrick Bringley.

Favorite movie: “The Thin Man” movies.

Favorite streaming series: Scandinavian, French or Italian series.

One word to describe your work environment: Collaborative

Rule to live by in business: Give people a sense of ownership or you’ve lost them.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? I would love a meal with Eliel Saarinen.

What is your DREAM job? (Something other than your current job): The creative force behind a fashion house.