VIP Architectural Associates Announces the Promotion of Rob Shutts, RA to Principal

SYRACUSE, NY – VIP Architectural Associates is pleased to announce the promotion of Rob Shutts, RA to Principal. In this role, Shutts will focus on operational, employee, and project strategies to add value throughout the design process, enhance the client experience, and emphasize architectural excellence. 

“Rob’s leadership and innovative mindset have been instrumental in enhancing our operational efficiencies and driving forward our vision for the future.”

-Meg Tidd, CEO of VIP Holdings

“Rob’s leadership and innovative mindset have been instrumental in enhancing our operational efficiencies and driving forward our vision for the future,” said Meg Tidd, CEO of VIP Holdings. “His understanding of the intricate balance between design, functionality, and environmental stewardship makes him an invaluable asset to our team.”

Shutts, a Registered Architect and seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in architecture and construction project management, joined VIP in August 2022 as Director of Operations. His rapid promotion to Principal recognizes his dedication and significant impact on the firm. Shutts has been instrumental in improving operational efficiency, enhancing quality control procedures, and restructuring VIP’s project processes and integrated approach to design. His leadership in collaborative design and discussions on Building Information Modeling (BIM) Standards has strengthened VIP’s multi-disciplinary approach to work, provided more significant value to clients, and positioned VIP for sustained growth and success.

“I’m honored to step into this role. This opportunity represents not just a personal milestone but a chance to further contribute to a firm that is redefining the landscape of integrated design-build solutions”

-Rob Shutts, Principal

Shutts began his career at King + King Architects as a Designer, followed by roles as Project Architect at Ancor, Inc., and Director of SUNY Cortland’s Office of Facilities, Planning, Design, and Construction. His experience also includes tenure with HOLT Architects and Hospitality Restaurant Group, showcasing a diverse and comprehensive architectural and construction project management background. A proud alumnus of Syracuse University, Shutts holds a Bachelor of Architecture and is a registered New York State Architect. 

About VIP Architectural Associates

VIP Architectural Associates is affiliated with VIP Structures, a national Design-Build firm headquartered in Syracuse, NY. VIP Structures, headquartered in Syracuse, NY. VIP has 49 years of professional experience in architecture, construction and development, as well as in-house engineering and property management expertise for commercial, industrial and institutional clients. For more information, visit