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Ron Ross ll


Historic Architect

Corporate Director

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"...I enjoy taking the difficult and making it look easy - that’s historic preservation and adaptive reuse. If it were easy, everybody would do it..."

Ron has been with MartinRiley for over 25 years. He serves as a corporate director at the firm and is an INDOT and INDNR Certified Historic Architect who leads all of MartinRiley’s historic preservation and restoration projects. His interest in historic structures and materials resulted in his service on the Indiana State Historic Courthouse Commission and being named as the Indiana Historic Courthouse Architect. Naturally, work in preservation also led into a great deal of adaptive reuse projects for Ron, many of which transform various building types into unique multi-unit housing developments, through income based / tax credit based financing. Ron has working knowledge of older construction materials and methodologies, and experience working within those constraints while accommodating demands of current codes and construction methods.


Savannah College of Arts and Design:

Masters of Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture


Registered Architect in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio

NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards)

INDNR Certified Historic Architect

INDOT Historic Architect

Certified Green Professional


AIA (American Institute of Architects)

ARCH (Architecture and Community Heritage), Member + Former Board Member

Fort Wayne Historic Review Commission

Indiana Courthouse Preservation Advisory Commission

National Association of Home Builders

Indiana Landmarks

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Association for Preservation Technology International

National Fastpitch Coaches Association

Mad Anthony Little League Softball Board Member

Why do you do what you do?

"I really believe it’s in my DNA. My grandfather was a general contractor, bridge contractor and house mover. Each of his sons became one of those from the list. Most of his grandsons, including me, have made the construction industry our career of choice. I love making stuff - all kinds of stuff. In my spare time I’m in the shop making something. The first question when making a new purchase for our home is not how much, but can I make that?"

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