Cabell B Robinson was born October 12 1941 in Washington DC and grew up in the suburbs of Maryland. He attended the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, graduating in 1959. He attended Princeston University, with a spent at Hardvard University´s Graduate School of Design, studying landscape architecture. Subsequently, he attended the University of California at Berkeley for three years, receiving his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree.
During his years at Harvard, he met Rees Jones, son of Robert Trent Jones. A close friendship developed which resulted in summertime employment at the Trent Jones office in Montclair, New Jersey. Upon finishing his studies at Berkeley, Mr. Robinson commenced full-time employment with Robert Trent Jones in October 1967. He was involved in the numerous projects being built at that time and travelled extensively throughout the United States visiting most of the well-known courses in America.
Mr. Jones´ European work was taking sufficient time by 1970 to warrant the opening of a permanent office, and Mr. Robinson arrived in Spain of December of that year for that purpose. Almost 20 years later, Mr. Robinson left Mr Jones´ office to establish his own design practice.Within two months he secured projects on the Costa del Sol, Spain, and in the south of France. During the ensuing years he continued working throughout Europe and Morocco, areas in which he had accumulated the majority of his practical experience.