Robin Elmslie Osler

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  • Yale School of Architecture, 1990
  • University of Virginia, 1987


  • Elmslie Osler Architects

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New York, New York City


Early life and education

Robin Elmslie Osler attended Kenyon College, Tyler School of Art and received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia in 1987. She was admitted to the Masters of Architecture program at Yale University with Advanced Standing and received her degree in 1990. In 1989 she was awarded a fellowship from the American Association of University Women.

She has held faculty positions at Syracuse University, Parsons School of Design, Yale University, Pratt Institute and City College of the City of New York. She has served on design reviews at these institutions as well as the University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, NY Institute of Technology, Catholic University, the University of Virginia, NJ Institute of Technology and Columbia University. She holds architectural licenses from the States of New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Review Boards. She is a LEED accredited professional.

Career in Architecture

Robin Elmslie Osler established EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect in 1996. EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect is an office of ideas and action. The EOA team designs and builds a diverse array of projects in the residential, commercial and community sectors including houses, retail stores, non-profit facilities, galleries, offices and public spaces. Concepts are generated, crafted and developed for projects of any scale including apartment renovations, free standing homes, commercial and municipal buildings, and the branding, planning and design of a chain of stores.

Our process is one of collaboration within the office as well as with the client. EOA’s ongoing exploration of materials, depth of design skill and experience of the construction process shapes the space to the ideas, needs and desires of the client. With an emphasis on sustainability and an attention to light EOA creates clean, clear, smart space.

Recent projects include a substance abuse center for adolescents, a 16,000 square foot photo and film studio, a new flagship in Soho for Sunglass Hut, a house on an island in Maine, 14 stores for the women’s retailer Anthropologie, a townhouse in the West Village of NYC, an award winning loft in SoHo, and a renovation of a house in Connecticut.

The founding principal, Robin Elmslie Osler, is a graduate of Yale School of Architecture and a fellow of the American Association of University Women. She is a LEED acredited professional.