Ron Cooper, AIA, NCARB, CORA

Associate Principal

Ron’s father built the family house (inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie style), and as a kid Ron loved to draw and build models. Those early experiences didn’t immediately set him on the path toward architecture, however. In fact, Ron was a pre-med zoology major in college. But he soon became fascinated with the work his friends were doing in 3-D studies in architecture. The realization that buildings, like our bodies, comprise multiple and related systems (circulation, skeletal, respiratory, etc.) captured his imagination. It set him on a new path.

A recent addition to the Svigals + Partners leadership roster, Ron contributes 30-plus years of experience in architectural practice with a valuable specialization in renovating libraries and archival facilities. A devotee of the collaborative discovery process for revealing design solutions, Ron is a true team player and an invaluable motivator.

Responsible for all aspects of project management from client relations through construction administration, Ron most enjoys collaborating with other highly motivated people. His ability to maintain a global picture of a project makes him an ideal project leader who can optimize workflow, even as he motivates others to have fun while working hard.

What You Might Not Know

Ron wakes up every morning enthusiastic about starting work, which he credits to the culture at Svigals + Partners. He plans to maintain a robust work ethic until he retires.

He's a sports junkie who also loves to cook. "In a second life," he says, "I'd love to try being a chef."

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