Robert E. Natke is UrbanWorks’ Vice President and, as the firm’s technical director, oversees project quality control and document coordination. His efforts ensure that UrbanWorks’ projects are programmatically functional, maintainable, and provide serviceable life cycles. Rob is also responsible for business operations, staffing, staff development, construction administration services and business development.
Rob holds both a professional degree in architecture and a Master of Business Administration specializing in finance and marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Prior to joining UrbanWorks, Rob planned and designed projects in the adaptive re-use, office and religious architecture market segments. Additionally, he directed design, construction and planning departments at several Chicago area major private universities as well as a Fortune 500 corporation.
In addition to his UrbanWorks responsibilities, Rob served as an adjunct faculty member at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) teaching a 4th year architecture studio.