Ronald A. Altoon, FAIA — JC Nichols Prize Jury

Ronald A. Altoon, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, SCDP
Founder and Partner, Altoon Partners, LLP
Los Angeles, California

Ronald A. Altoon, FAIA is Founding Design Partner of Altoon Partners, a 27-year Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Shanghai based planning, urban design, and architectural consulting firm. With commercial mixed-use, transit-oriented, higher education and historic preservation projects in 43 countries, his contextual design approach responds to environmental, regional, and cultural issues that build community. His projects have received over 75 awards for design excellence internationally.

Altoon lectures globally and is the author of seven books, including Urban Transformation: Transit Oriented Development and the Sustainable City, which highlights many TOD Public Private Partnerships.

A former National President of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Altoon is the current Chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Los Angeles District Council, a current member of the ULI Program Committee and the Public-Private Partnerships Council, past member of the ULI Policy and Practice Committee, ULI Awards of Excellence Jury, and served on committees in support of the past two ULI Fall Meetings in Los Angeles. He served as well on the ULI New York/New Jersey World Trade Center Blue Ribbon Task Force.

Ronald Altoon is a Trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers and previously organized and chaired the 1989 AIA Armenian Earthquake Urban Design Assistance Task Force.

He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been married for 44 years to his wife Alice, a retired State of California Superior Court Judge. They have three children, ULI members Eric, a real estate attorney and Ryan, a real estate developer, and Emily, an interior design, communications, and marketing professional. They have four grandchildren and enjoy travel, classical music, opera, contemporary art, photography, and cooking.

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