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 24 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 dramatic expansion of Arena Stage and the Harman Center for The Shakespeare Company in Washington, DC; the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville; the Montreal Symphony Center; the Four Seasons Centre for the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto; the Brown University Center for Creative Arts; two touring theatres in the Marina Bay Sands Resort; and New York City Center's revamped historic auditorium.

He is currently project manager on several prominent higher education performing arts centers, including 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), and the University of Wisconsin Madison's music school. Recently opened educational projects include the New School University Center, the 844-seat Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University, and the Reed College Performing Arts Building. Additional educational projects include the Yale School of Drama's studio theatre, Drew University's recital hall, and a multipurpose PAC at University of Northern Iowa.

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 2,750-seat New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, the 2,400-seat Long Center in Austin, the 2,000-seat Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, and the 2,400-seat 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. He designed productions at both Yale Repertory Theatre and Yale School of Drama, including "The Tempest," "Shadow of a Gunman," and "Glengarry Glen Ross."

Robert also 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