Prior to graduation from the University of Arkansas, Mr. Berry went to work for the Law Company, a design/build firm specializing in shopping centers, as one of the principle designers. Mr. Berry was responsible for the design of numerous shopping centers from New York to Washington. After receiving his degree in 1973, Mr. Berry moved home to Eureka Springs and developed the design/build firm IDEA (Innovative Design and Environmental Arts) of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
In 1982, Mr. Berry joined Mehlburger, Tanner, Robinson and Associates, Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas. During his tenure with MTR & A, Mr. Berry was Project Manager/Architect on numerous projects including apartments, schools, and offices and for industrial clients, such as Tyson Foods and Alltel. In 1989, Mr. Berry accepted the position of Executive Director of the Capitol Zoning District Commission in Little Rock. The Capitol Zoning District is a special legislative district surrounding the Arkansas State Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion, a National Register Historic District. As Executive Director of the CZDC, he was responsible for reviewing all construction projects and design review permits in the Governor's Mansion District and the State Capitol District. In 1996 Robert Berry returned to Eureka Springs and established ROBERT D. BERRY, ARCHITECTS, offering full architectural services.
Mr. Berry has been active in public service by serving on the Eureka Springs Planning Commission for over 15 years and was a city council alderman for 8 years and is presently the Mayor of Eureka Springs. He also serves on several non profit boards including Decision Point, in Bentonville, AR.