Robert Cesnik is an architect and associate with HDR. He is a LEED accredited professional with over 15 years of experience and particular expertise in residential, commercial and hospitality facilities. Based in Penticton, British Columbia, he is noted for his innovative design solutions tailored to the climate and culture of the Okanagan. Robert is a recognized thought leader in the field of Mass Timber Design, as illustrated in the 40-storey wood NAOIP Office Building of the Future Competition. Some of his most recent work using mass timber include the Taft Residence, TIME Winery, West Wing expansion and the design of a 19-storey wood hybrid tower at Penticton Lakeside Resort.