Robert Kraus is an artist, architect, and furniture designer and maker, who moved with his wife Philippa to Schoharie County in the Hudson River Valley full time in 2011, after living in New York City for 35 years.

An abstract painter educated at Yale, he moved to New York City in 1976 to attend the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. In 2000, he entered Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, receiving a M.Arch degree in 2004. He worked in architecture offices for 6 years, including three years in the New York office of 2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban. 

He is currently building a house that he designed with Robert Marino.