Robert Runyon Joins the Award-Winning Architectural Firm UDG as Principal

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Urban Design Group (UDG), a multidisciplinary architectural firm, recently named Robert Runyon as a Principal with the firm. Runyon is working in the firm’s Dallas office.

Urban Design Group (UDG), an award-winning architectural firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Runyon as a Principal with the firm. Runyon brings over 35 years of experience to the team including the establishment and operations management of Runyon Architects & Associates for 24 years. His extensive portfolio includes work in the design development and construction of significant entertainment, commercial, hospitality, mixed-use, urban development and redevelopment projects. As a Principal, Runyon will be involved in all aspects of UDG’s operations and program development, strategic business planning, business and client development, contracts, design and project development, management and construction services.

“We are delighted to welcome Robert Runyon to our team,” said Ray Kahl, AIA, Principal with UDG’s Dallas office. “Robert brings professional experience in firm leadership, business development and architectural development skills to our company. We were impressed with the diversity in his domestic and international portfolio, similar design philosophy and recognition in the architectural market place. We look forward to having him help us identify the new and growing markets and find those opportunities which will make the most effective and successful use of this firm’s expertise and project history. We are eager to have Robert help us serve our growing client base and help us continue to successfully develop and position this firm into the future.”

Runyon holds two degrees from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. He earned a Masters of Architecture with a focus on Systems Development in 1976, and he was awarded a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree in 1974. He is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Outside the office, Runyon has been involved with Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church and its building, youth and mission programs. Runyon is also active with Habitat for Humanity.

About the award-winning architectural firm UDG:

Founded in 1975, UDG offers architectural, interior design, master planning, product design, and purchasing and logistics services to its worldwide clientele from offices in Atlanta, GA, and Dallas, TX. A market leader in the application and advancement of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), UDG's personnel work on a wide range of projects from university facilities, offices and urban mixed-use developments to hospitality, resort and gaming projects.

In the firm's 39-year history, UDG has completed more than $6 Billion in projects worldwide. The firm has received more than 80 design excellence awards and honors and 15 design competition awards, and has been featured in hundreds of magazine articles, newspaper pieces and design resource books. For more information, please visit

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