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At Plante Moran Cresa, we go the extra mile to understand and meet our clients’ needs, exceeding their expectations at every turn.
Robert Stempien
Senior Vice President, AIA


Encompassing more than 36 years of design and construction experience, Robert understands project implementation from planning, programming, and budgeting to design and construction execution. Robert leverages his background in architecture and construction to provide clients with unique solutions leading to their project’s success.

A recognized leader in the K-12, higher education, sports, municipal, and corporate markets, Robert is known for going the extra mile to understand and meet his clients’ needs. This mentality helps him excel at large capital improvement projects that require high-level strategic planning and development. He has worked on projects totaling more than $3.6 billion over his career serving clients.

He spent much of his career at Barton Malow, but prior to joining Plante Moran Cresa, Robert was vice president at Ruby + Associates, the largest structural engineering firm in Michigan.

Robert, a registered architect in the state of Michigan, has a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Village of Beverly Hills Planning Commission. He also served two four-year terms on the governor-appointed State Board of Architects and State Board of Engineers.