Rod Robbie

Roderick George Robbie, OC, LL.D., FRAIC, ( born September 15, 1928 in Poole, England; † January 4, 2012 in Toronto ) was a Canadian architect. He was known for the design of the Canada Pavilion at Expo 67 and the multifunctional sports arena Rogers Centre in Toronto.


Robbie, who was born in England Poole, the son of William George and Gladys May Robbie, his career began in 1951 when British Rail. His military service, he served in Egypt and the United Kingdom in the regiment of the site manager for 1947 until 1949. In 1956 he moved to Canada and worked for several architectural firms. As a partner of the office Ashworth, Robbie, Vaughan and Williams Architects and Planners in 1967, he designed the Canadian Pavilion Katimavik for the World Expo 67 in Montreal. Worldwide attention was his design for the multi-functional sports arena SkyDome (now Rogers Centre ), which was the first stadium with a fully retractable roof.

Robbie was politically active and engaged for many years for various parties and the anti- nuclear movement. He was married to Enid Robbie, who died in 2001, and had four children with her.



  • Housing with a future: a preliminary study of autonomously serviced settlement in Canada, Central Mortgage & Housing Corporation, 1976.