Architects, interior designers, landscape architects, and engineers create remarkable places. It’s the passion these creatives have for their design that energizes Percy “Rebel” Roberts III. Rebel is driven by the opportunity to work with these inspiring people to share their passion and accelerate design excellence. At Stantec, Rebel celebrates accomplishments, honors the work, and speaks loudly to our clients, peers, and the public about the extraordinary efforts we’re making to create a new, sustainable world.
Over the course of a 42-year career, Rebel has led planning and design projects which have garnered numerous design awards, including the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence. He’s successfully directed teams in the planning, development, and implementation of projects totaling more than $5 billion worldwide, including the award-winning Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago.
As discipline leader for architecture in the US, Rebel leads the design of buildings that are socially significant in the community—such as the Compensar Family Health and Education Center in Colombia. Elsewhere, exploring and practicing participatory architecture, Rebel involved patients and families in the creation of a 24/7 amenity area at the Ronald McDonald House in McLean, Virginia—an AIA Award winner. Based on design excellence and his significant contributions to the advancement of the profession, Rebel was elevated to the prestigious American Institute of Architects Class of 2016 College of Fellows.
Rebel believes great design must “energize the spaces and buildings with a spirit that grows from the deep roots of our culture and our dreams.” He consistently engages communities and champions environmental responsibility to promote a healthier future. He advocates for evidence-based, people-centered design, cooperation within the design, planning, and construction professions, and overall design excellence in the Stantec Buildings group.