Dave was born in Alliance, Ohio on September 23rd, 1947 to Catherine and Ralph Robinson, the second of their five children. In 1965, Dave graduated from Marlington High School and received his degree in architecture from the University of Cincinnati in 1971, a passion he pursued his whole life long. A licensed architect for over 45 years, Dave was a longstanding member of the American Institute of Architects. He had a wide range of experience with a variety of building types and practiced architecture for national and international firms throughout his career. In 1993 he founded his own firm, Dave Robinson Architects, while living in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife, Anne Smart. Over the course of the next 30 years, Dave Robinson designed over 4 million square feet of commercial and industrial real-estate from master planning through to construction and completion in the state of Utah.
Dave passed peacefully on May 3rd, 2023, comfortably in his home and surrounded by loved ones. He was a brother, son, husband, father, and often called “Sir Grandpa” by his grandchildren. Generous and reliable, he was admired for his kindness, his thoughtfulness, and above all, his unwavering work ethic. An avid reader and lifelong student of history, Dave is remembered for the large tomes he was known to lug around and his mastery of words. He was a soft-spoken man whose sharp, whip-like wit was easy to miss if you didn’t know to listen for it.
Dave is survived by his wife, two of his children; Peter and Amy, his six grandchildren, and his four siblings, all of whom loved him greatly and will miss him dearly. He will be welcomed into his next life by his son, Steve Robinson, and his beloved daughter, Jessica Bailey, both of whom preceded him in death.