Robert McGillis

Robert McGillis, AIA - Principal Architect / BantaDESIGN

Robert is Principal Architect at BantaDESIGN in Emeryville, CA. The firm has received international,
national, and Bay Area recognition for their commercial and residential work.
Robert directs all aspects of his commercial and residential projects, from site analysis to occupancy
permit, providing the essential bridge between clients and their goals. His strengths span from the
intuitive to the technical. His ability to resolve competing program agendas by identifying needs in place
of pre-conceived solutions has won him the respect and loyalty of design teams, owners, contractors. and
building users. In his 26+ years of professional experience, he has developed a special skill in consensus
building that helps to advance the decision-making process by reconciling the design intent with the
budget. His flexible directorship and technical depth have produced some of the firm’s finest design
projects and most satisfied clients.
Robert earned his Bachelor of Architecture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with one year at the Academy of
Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark. Robert is active in a variety of East Bay community groups. He is
licensed in the State of California: C 24256.