Robin initially gained experience as a qualified technician, then graduated from Edinburgh University in 1985 with an Honours degree in Civil Engineering. He became a Chartered Civil Engineer in 1988 and a Chartered Structural engineer in 1990. He is also an SER Approved Certifier. His design experience in building structures has included reinforced concrete, steelwork, timber, masonry and glass. Project types include retail shopping centres, hotels, offices, residential houses/flats, leisure centres, libraries, swimming pools, courts, industrial, road network structures and various types of existing building alterations/refurbishment.
Away from the office Robin keeps a large tank of marine fish, is an avid cinema goer, plays the occasional game of golf, skis up at Aviemore, goes dog walking and carries out DIY.