Reb Haizlip, FAIA

Principal in Charge of Design

Reb is the founder of Haizlip Studio and principal in charge of design. Convinced early that the things we build powerfully affect the quality of life and success of communities, Reb has focused his and the firm’s work on creating places that open minds, connect people with ideas, and light up smiles. In the last twenty years, he has directed work on a fascinating variety of museum, educational, entertainment, civic and non-profit projects across the country and internationally. Many of these projects have been environments for children and families, for which Reb is a noted and gifted designer.

In recent years, Reb has grown interested in the link between creative design and strategic planning, and their roles in institutional sustainability. He has consulted worldwide helping organizations balance dynamic visitor-driven solutions with sound operational business planning, matching aspirations to audiences and programs to community need. With an exuberant presentation style, Reb is a frequent lecturer on the subject.

Made possible largely through the efforts of a talented design and management team, it is this combination of Reb’s interests that has led Haizlip Studio to build a unique and successful design practice- merging architectural, environmental and experiential design- privileged and always excited to be making a difference.

A 1979 graduate of Tulane University School of Architecture, Reb is actively involved in non-profit community development, is hopelessly drawn to the North Carolina outdoors, an avid cyclist, gardener, and devoted to his wife and business partner, Mary.