Robert Bliss

Architect and Designer


Robert Bliss

Robert Bliss studied with Alvar Aalto and Ralph Rapson at MIT graduating in 1949. In 1955, he and his wife, Anna Campbell Bliss, started the architectural firm Bliss & Campbell in Minnesota. Aside from numerous residential projects, Bliss & Campbell did exhibition design for the Minneapolis Institute, the Walker Art Center and the United States Information Service. In 1963 Bliss took a position as head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City and in 1974 he was appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture. Throughout his education and career, Bliss explored furniture design and in 1986, when he retired from the university, he returned to the medium.