“We are always learning; that’s what is so great about the work we do.” To each project Ron brings his desire to reach a new understanding of its potential. This approach has energized him from his studies in Architecture at the University of Manitoba, where he graduated within honors and the RAIC medal. He also received the Pilkington scholarship for an exterior study of urban spaces in Europe.
Following his time in Europe, Ron obtained national and international planning experience in Montreal, Winnipeg, Malaysia, and New York. He began private practice in 1976. Ron joined Graham Hoffart Mathiasen Architects in 2000.
Ron’s responsibilities have been diverse. He has worked with both institutional and private sector clients. He has received design awards for the RCMP Maple Ridge Detachment Building and for multiple residential work in the City of New Westminster. Riverside Terrace was selected by the GVRD for publication in the Best Practices Guide.
Ron has directed work on two significant high schools, one at UBC and the other, Centennial, in Coquitlam. He is Partner-in-Charge for ongoing multiple residential and commercial work including a new Mercedes Benz dealership in Vancouver.
Ron has completed Management Studies at Simon Fraser University. He is a former member of Design Panels and the AIBC Standards of Practice Committee. He recently completed studies at San Diego State University to become an Accredited Learning Environment Planner.