Bob Sherman


I love to challenge myself and my team to evolve our designs to be the most effective they can be for our owners. We strive to balance energy efficiency with simplicity, maintainability, cost, and aesthetics for the most elegant design solutions possible.”

Bob Sherman holds a combination of professional dedication, high personal productivity, and demonstrated leadership capabilities. He has been the lead engineer on many large projects from the beginning of his career, and his passion for creating well-designed, energy-efficient, easily maintainable buildings was an essential factor in being named as a principal.

With a diverse project resume that showcases higher education, research labs, and healthcare, Bob has participated in over two million square feet of functionally complex facilities. He is an expert in decoupled systems, pairing dedicated outside air units with radiant heating and cooling and active and passive chilled beams. Bob’s design incorporates a blend of strategies to meet the energy goals of a given project in a way that is easily understandable and maintenance-friendly.

Bob is a leader among AEI's Science and Technology group. He is routinely called upon to help conceptualize and peer review some of AEI’s most complicated buildings from around the system. He is a thought leader and mentor for younger staff.

Bob has presented at ASHE PDC, ASHRAE, Labs21, and SCUP conferences on multiple topics and has written a variety of articles, including “Do You Need an Engineering Lab Planner?” for the R&D Magazine’s Laboratory Design newsletter.