Bob Lucius, RSP’s Long-Time Retail Leader, Retires
MINNEAPOLIS—November 18, 2022— After more than 40 years with the firm, RSP Principal Bob Lucius, AIA, has announced his retirement. Bob established and led the firm’s national retail and hospitality practice, working closely with developers, retailers and independent clients on hundreds of shopping centers, hotels, mixed-use properties, restaurants, and stores. Under his leadership, the retail/hospitality studio blossomed into a team of more than 40 highly talented individuals, winning numerous design and development awards along the way. Key projects during his tenure include The Shops at West End, City Place, Intercontinental Minneapolis-St. Paul Hotel, Walgreens and more.
“I have nothing but admiration for what Bob has done for RSP,” says Dave Norback, AIA, RSP President. “He has really defined the direction of our retail/hospitality work and helped grow our next generation of leaders. We’ll miss him, of course, but we couldn’t be happier for him.”
He was RSP’s 18th employee when hired in 1981 and leaves a firm of more than 400. A member of RSP’s Board of Directors, Bob was instrumental in the firm’s growth and success, adding offices in Fort Worth, Miami and Baltimore.
“RSP has been such an important part of who I am,” says Lucius. “I’ve had a tremendously fulfilling career, working with great clients and an equally great group of people. While it’s hard to leave, RSP is in very capable hands with strong leadership across the firm.”
Robert M. Lucius AIA received a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Minnesota. He has been heavily involved with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Minnesota Shopping Center Association (MSCA), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the American Institute of Architects. His work has been recognized by several awards for design excellence.