Robert has studied architecture at Innsbruck and Venice. Since 1991 he has been a freelance architect. From the beginning of his professional career, he has been combining his practical work as a building architect with research, publishing, jury and teaching activities. From 1993- 2003 he had the position of university assistant at Innsbruck University. He has also been teaching at the universities of Bolzano, Liechtenstein and Venice. Since 2003 is teaching at the institute.