Robert Holzbach

Director of Commercial Office

“As architects, we are agents of change and I’m proud to be leading such a talented and agile team as we continue expanding to new markets and redefine what’s next for the hybrid office landscape.”

Rob’s career took off upon joining Hickok Cole in 2004. He rose through the ranks as an architect and designer before setting his sights on firm leadership and ultimately landing his current role as Principal and Director of Commercial Architecture. He embraces our Work that Matters mindset and believes every project should add value beyond expectations; for the owner and end users, as much as for the local neighborhood and broader community. Rob extends that commitment to maintaining and improving our unique culture, having been responsible for recruitment and retention for over a decade. Today, he works with the DEI Council and represents leadership as a general advisor on and champion of its initiatives. Rob is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows -one of the highest honors bestowed by the AIA upon its members. Rob’s favorite way to unwind is with his wife, son, and two puppies, trekking through the woods or playing in the backyard. After that, a gin martini wouldn’t hurt—straight up, with a twist… stirred, not shaken.







Master of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign




Mixed-Use, Office