Robert Tullis holds an A.B. from Colgate University (honors in Architectural Studies and Fine Arts) and an M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is a member of the BSA, AIA, ULI, CNU, and is a LEED AP.
Robert Tullis is a licensed architect who has practiced in Boston for over 30 years. He had his own partnership, Grassi-Tullis architects for 7 years, worked on urban design and institutional projects at Koetter Kim & Associates for 5 years and designed laboratory and educational buildings at Ellenzweig Associates for 5 years. He was most recently a Vice President at Elkus-Manfredi Architects, and after 13 years at New England's largest architectural firm he migrated to real estate development in 2008. As Vice President and Director of Design at the General Investment & Development Companies, he oversees all design aspects of the Development Group's multifamily and mixed-use projects.
Mr. Tullis has developed an expertise in the making of distinctive places. He has been involved in or directed the design of a number of well known mixed-use projects that feature placemaking as an essential component; including University Park at MIT in Cambridge MA, The Grove at Farmer's Market in Los Angeles CA, Americana at Brand in Glendale CA, and BelMar in Lakewood CO. Currently he is working on Regent Square in Houston TX and High Street in Atlanta GA. In his travels to cities throughout the United States and during his trips to London, Edinburgh, Paris, Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples, Madrid, and Barcelona; he observes and photographs the distinctive places these cities are known for and cites them in his work. Mr. Tullis is chairperson of the Boston Society of Architects' Placemaking Network, where he has presented "The Metrics of Place vs. Space- what I re-learned on vacation." He also organized and gave the keynote speech at "Life in the Square- the role of the public plaza in urban placemaking" presented at Build Boston in 2010.