School of Architecture College of Design

Bob Close, Adjunct Professor


Bob Close

Adjunct Professor



Bob Close Studio, LLC was established by Bob Close, FASLA, in late 2012. A landscape architect and urban designer with over 35 years of experience, Bob is well known for his design and communication skills in the Twin Cities and surrounding region. His work has always centered on the creation of engaging, sustainable and livable environments, whether in the public domain or for private clients.


Bob’s new firm will focus on the development of the public realm at varying scales and contexts. With his long-held commitment and passion for city-making, Bob will be working on parks, civic spaces,  campuses, streets, waterfronts, plazas and the other places and spaces that create a beautiful and  inviting city.


Bob has taught at the College of Design at the University of Minnesota regularly during his career and remains engaged with the school as a guest critic and adjunct professor. He currently serves as a Senior Research Fellow at the Metropolitan Design Center, a research and facilitation arm of the College. He will be teaching a BDA workshop this fall for the second consecutive year.


Bob is also active with the Urban Land Institute and serves on their Advisory Board.  He is a long-standing member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (elected as a Fellow in 2007) and is a charter member of the Congress for New Urbanism.

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