Robert Calvin Carr, MA
Administrator – Faculty Ed Solutions, LLC
Robert deals with the administrative side of Faculty Ed Solutions, LLC, founded by his wife, Linda Carr, PhD., in 2009. He works in areas of contract negotiation, marketing, planning / evaluating faculty development initiatives, and training participants for the WebEx Meeting site used for online programs.
Robert retired from a long illustrious profession in the architecture and design world. He obtained a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degree from The Ohio State University, and a MA (Master of Arts) from Michigan State University. Rob founded the Interior Architecture program at his wife’s alma mater, Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and 12 years later became Chair of the Art and Design Department of the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. As Chair, he held the rank of Associate Professor of Architecture and was tenured. Lawrence is one of the nations largest architecture schools boasting the ownership of a Frank Lloyd Wright house built in 1941 and located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
While at Lawrence, Robert conducted the first accreditation of his department, directing 34 faculty members in the process, obtaining a full six years of accreditation. During the process, he wrote the criteria by which an Interior Architecture program is judged, and the national accrediting body liked and adopted his criteria and used them to judge other programs nationally for some years. Additionally, he created the “dual degree” between Architecture and Interior Architecture, making it possible to obtain the additional degree in as little as one more academic year.
Robert also planned and directed various tours of architecture which included Chicago, New England, Great Britain, Scandinavia and Western Europe. His tours were titled, “Homes and Castles of Great Britain and Western Europe.” The Chicago tour provided private visits and presentations to world-renowned architectural firms, tours of famous buildings, homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the architecture river cruise and other interesting events over the four-day stay.
Mr. Carr also owned design businesses in Sarasota, Florida and Scottsdale, Arizona dealing with a prolific list of clientele from eight countries and the U.S. His clientele were primarily executives from well-known corporations such as: General Motors, 3-M Company (Vice President – Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing), Disney (Public Relations Director), Timex Watch (President), Dial Corporation (Vice President-Scottsdale), T-Gen (President – Phoenix), Tropicana Industries (Orange Juice), Cirque Du Soleil (President), National Cash Register (President and Chair), Hyatt Hotels (Resident Designer), Governor of Nova Scotia, Mohammad Ali, Carlton Fisk (Baseball Hall of Fame), and many others.
In the Fall of 2010, Robert decided to retire from design and closed his office in Kierland (Scottsdale). His current life includes assisting his wife in her business, hiking, golfing, and music.