Robert Campbell
 Associate Principal
Associate Principal Robert Campbell has over 35 years' experience working in all types of performing arts and in a wide variety of formats, from set and lighting design and directing to theatre production management.

In his 29 years at FDA, Robert has been an invaluable project manager, programmer, and planning and design expert. His projects range from major performing arts centers, concert halls and opera houses, to theatres and recital halls for college and university campuses. His diverse background in theatre engineering, electrical engineering, acoustics, lighting, architecture and back-of-house experience makes him a unique collaborator in the theatre consulting field. At FDA, he has gained a reputation for adept 3D modeling of auditorium sightlines and seating layouts.

Significant projects on Robert's resume include the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and the Country Music Hall of Fame CMA Theater in Nashville; the Eccles Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City; the dramatic expansion of Arena Stage and the Harman Center for The Shakespeare Company in Washington, DC; the Montreal Symphony Center; and the Four Seasons Centre for the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto; and the renovation of Broadway's historic Helen Hayes Theater for Second Stage.

He is currently project manager on several prominent projects, including the re-imagining of Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall, the renovation and expansion of the historic Grand Theatre for the Milwaukee Symphony, the College of the Holy Cross' Center for the Arts and Creativity in Worcester, MA, and the University of Wisconsin Madison's Hamel School of Music.

His significant educational projects include the Voxman School of Music at University of Iowa, the Hamilton College Theatre, the new Brock University and St. Catharines downtown PAC in Niagara (Canada), the New School University Center, Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University, Brown University's Granoff Center for Creative Arts, the Reed College Performing Arts Building, and the Yale School of Drama's studio theatre.

Robert was instrumental during the renovation and expansion of Chicago Orchestra Hall, and as PM he designed seating plans and sightlines for the new construction projects at the award-winning New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, the Long Center in Austin, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, and the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.

Robert holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Iowa and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, where he studied theatre engineering and planning, acoustics, and lighting design.

Robert has designed lighting for off-off Broadway productions, and assisted Jules Fisher on the touring production of "The Will Rogers Follies." He serves on the Board of Directors of Gallery Players of Brooklyn, where he directed the company's productions of "The Odd Couple" and "Night, Mother." He has also taught theatre history and design courses at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.

bcampbell@fda-online.com