To build a successful project, one must use the right materials.  Perhaps the most essential of those materials, is a strong design team.  

 

At Robert Klob Designs, we've selected the finest people in the business.  You can meet them, and you will discover that each is a true leader.  Here, nothing else will do.  

 

Our people are proactive in planning on every project they touch.  Through our team's uncompromising commitment, the best projects take shape.  Schedules and budgets are met.  Expectations are exceeded. Excellence is achieved.

RKD MISSION

Provide high quality and affordable residential design for everyone, regardless of their financial standing. Quality design should be based on the needs of your family and how you live. RKD provides the same superior quality of service for ALL of our clients - from small patio enclosures to custom estate homes. We have numerous awards and accolades, but our greatest awards are when a home compliments YOUR family, YOUR lifestyle and YOUR budget.

RKD PROFILE

Robert Klob Designs has over 25 years of experience designing ALL sizes and styles of homes.  

 

A professionally designed home or remodel should be within the reach of everyone & for too long the term “Custom Design” has meant high cost. Our company helps bridge the gap between your dreams and reality. It doesn’t matter if your future home is a 1,200 square foot starter home or a 10,000 square foot dream home and estate - we provide the same dedicated service.

Our staff stays current on the latest trends, styles and products. We can also offer construction administration in order to ensure that your dreams are established with the least amount of stress.

 

Let Robert Klob Designs, Inc. help make the building or remodeling of a home as smooth of a transition as possible.

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Robert Klob was once again selected by the Portland Cement Association to be on the development committee for the “2017 PCA-100 RESIDENTIAL CONCRETE WALL CODE”.  This code will be the backbone of upcoming ICF code adoptions by the International Code Council and building codes across the country

Where have

we designed?

Our homes and designs can be found throughout the United States and several countries.

Every year this list grows.

Do you have a project outside of Arizona or outside the United States that needs design services?

Visit our Global Design page for more information

Bio:

Robert James Klob

President/Designer

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As the son of an elementary teacher & general contractor in a small farming town in Southeastern Colorado, Robert Klob has been around construction sites for most of his life.  His passion escalated when he was in his teens and met William “Bill” Nielsen, the only architect in nearly a 100-mile radius.   Although he initially had aspirations to teach and follow his mother and grandmother, Robert became Bill’s apprentice and his 30+ year journey in Architecture began.

 

Robert attended several colleges in his quest to learn more about architecture, design, and drafting.  During this time, he maintained a full-time position in an architectural studio & graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

 

Prior to starting his own design studio, Robert worked with both public and private design organizations.  Some of these include USPS and the worldwide firm of DMJM.  Robert also worked with smaller firms offering that one-on-one service.  This experience allowed Robert to hone his skills on a variety of design projects - from new Post Offices to Hotels, Apartments, Condominiums, Churches, High-Rises, Shopping Centers, Restaurants, Offices, Retail, and ultimately his true love, Homes.  

In 1992 Robert opened what would become Robert Klob Designs.  This new endeavor was started to provide consulting services to architects and builders.  It quickly grew into a full-service design firm.  Since 1998 he has specialized in the residential sector providing designs for Custom Homes, Production Homes, Remodels & Additions.  Since RKD’s inception, Robert has designed or consulted on over 3,000 homes.

In 2005, Mr. Klob became interested in the growing popularity of Insulated Concrete Forms.  Having negative experiences on two previous ICF projects, he vowed to make the process different.  Robert became one of the few design professionals in the country that was also a certified ICF installer.  While he had no intentions of actually installing the systems, Robert reasoned that “If you don't know it works, how can you possibly design with it correctly or solve problems in the field?”  

He started writing about ICFs for regional and national publications, speaking at industry events and giving lectures at universities.  Robert has provided ICF training for builders, municipalities & Inspectors.  In 2015, he gathered with a team of ICF industry leaders and started the ICF Builders Group, a grassroots trade organization to support the entire ICF industry.

Mr. Klob is active with several volunteer organizations and dedicates his time, talents and resources to them.  He is a Director for the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) and is a regular technical & design consultant for several Home Owners Associations.  In addition, Robert is a Planning & Zoning Commissioner for the City of Chandler, Arizona.  In this capacity, he helps regulate zoning approvals, design review and ensuring new construction meets or exceeds the city's development standards.  

Robert prides himself in listening to his customers' needs & their desires.  He also digs into his roots and educates them about the processes and pros & cons of the building experience.

Robert has been involved in many exciting projects.  Some of the more notable are:

  • Extreme Makeover, Home Addition - Design Team, Gilbert AZ

  • Pool Redesign in Chase Field, Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks

  • Consultant for a Habitat for Humanity home.

  • Primary Design Consultant for City of Phoenix Infill Housing (low-income)

  • Cultural Design and ICF homes for several Native American Communities.

But his most important accomplishment? 100s of happy customers!

 

When not designing, Robert loves to travel with his childhood sweetheart & wife, Paula.  They have 2 furry friends at home - Bichon & Toy Poodle.  Robert & Paula also have 4 grown children (grandchildren soon, hint, hint) who are becoming wonderful adults that make them proud every day.

PUBLICATIONS

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Arizona Homebuilder Magazine
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Arizona Homebuilder Magazine
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Arizona Home & Design Magazine
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AWARDS

  • American Residential Design Awards (2016)

    • ARDA Grand: Remodels (2016)

    • ARDA: Green Building (2016)

    • ARDA: Working Drawings (2016)

  • Scottsdale Green Building Program

    • Advanced (100+ pts) - 141 pts, Durr Residence 

  • ICF Builder Awards

    • Winner, Large Residential (2019)

    • First Runner Up, Large Residential (2019)

    • First Runner Up, Large Residential (2008) 

  • Remodeling Magazine Awards (2008)

    •  Ingalina Residence, Finalist 

  • Scottsdale Green Building Program

    • Advanced (100+ pts) - 179 pts, Stam Residence 

  • Gold Nugget (2005)**

    • Community Spirit Award, Extreme Makeover Home, Gilbert AZ

  • HBACA MAME Awards (2004)**

    • Winner “Best Detached Floor Plan under $150,000” 

  • HBACA MAME Awards (2004)**

    • Finalist “Best Detached Floor Plan $226,000 - $350,000”

        ** under separate tenure

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Insulated Concrete Forms Builders Group (ICFBG)

    • Founding Board Member, 2014-Present

  • American Institute of Building Design (AIBD)

    • Professional Member, 2015-Present

    • ARDA Awards Board Member, 2016-Present

    • AIBD Board of Directors (Director), 2017-Present

  • Insulated Concrete Forms Association of America (ICFA)

    • Builder & Distributor National Council,

    • Board Member, 2010-2012

  • Smart Homes Alliance

    • Board Member, 2009-2012​

  • National Association of Home Builders

    • Associate Member 2002-2008​

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