Rob Ley's projects and continuing explorations engage innovative formal and material approaches to develop artworks and environments that respond to human experience. His studio’s history of experimental work includes installations at the Storefront for Art and Architecture (New York), the Taubman Museum of Art, Materials & Applications Gallery (Los Angeles), as well as commissions for many public and private organizations including the Martin Luther King Hospital (Los Angeles), the Eskenazi Hospital (Indianapolis), Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL), and the Oregon Zoo (Portland). Ley has also created comissioned works for various public art commissions including the Cities of Los Angeles, San Franscisco, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, & Kansas City, as well as numerous private organizations throughout the country.
Ley has been awarded several notable awards and grants including the 2015 American's for the Arts - Public Art Network Year in Review award, a Graham Foundation grant, multiple AIA research grants, and an IDEC Special Projects grant. In 2010, Ley was presented with the Best Storefront Design award by the Municipal Art Society of New York for Reef at the Storefront for Art and Architecture.