Ron's unique aptitude for managing both the design and technical aspects of complex urban projects, together with his intensely collaborative creative approach ensure continuity in management, design, production, and construction oversight while fostering meaningful client relationships. Major work in Chicago includes: Wolf Point East, a modern 60-story, 698-unit residential tower; Clybourn 1200, a mixed-income, mixed-use mid-rise that encompasses affordable, subsidized, and market-rate units and 18,000 sq. ft. of retail/commercial space; Christopher House Charter School, an elementary school and community resource center that offers early childhood education, youth development programs, and family support services; and Waihonua at Kewalo, a modern 43-story, 345-unit, luxury residential tower in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Early in his professional career, Ron worked as intern architect and project manager/designer at Metro. Arch, P.C., NIles, Illinois, where he was in charge of all phases of project planning and design from initial site visit to permit reviews and construction drawings. Responsibilities included residential and commercial design, working drawings, renderings, fly-through videos, and consultant coordination. Project involvement included a 30-unit townhouse development in Highland Park, Illinois, and a new 166-unit high-rise building in St. Louis, Missouri. Additionally, he was on the design team that earned an Honorable Mention for its submittal to an international competition that was part of the Be Better, Build Better Campaign in conjunction with the Millennium School. He later expanded his experience at Soos & Associates, Inc., Lincolnshire, Illinois, where he worked on several simultaneous and aggressively scheduled commercial and restaurant construction projects, including two Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations, twelve Starbucks renovations, and twenty-eight Five Guys Burger & Fries locations, before joining PH in 2011.
Prior to architecture, Ron served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Armed Forces, where he absorbed the value of teamwork, leadership and attention to detail.