About the Architect

John Ronan FAIA is an architect, writer, and educator based in Chicago and Founding Principal of John Ronan Architects (JRA) where he serves as Lead Designer. John holds a Master of Architecture degree with distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan. His work has been exhibited internationally and covered extensively by the international design press. He has lectured widely and there are three publications on his firm’s work. His writings have appeared in books, journals and Poetry magazine. His firm has received numerous design awards, including three AIA Institute National Honor Awards. In 2017, John received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award. He is currently the John and Jeanne Rowe Endowed Professor of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture.


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