John Ronan Architects is an internationally-recognized design firm based in Chicago known for conceptual innovation, thoughtfulness and rigor. The firm’s history is marked by a steady rise to prominence. In December of 2000, John Ronan was included by Architectural Record magazine in its inaugural Design Vanguard issue. In 2004 the firm was winner of the prestigious, two-stage international Perth Amboy High School Design Competition. In 2006, the firm was included in the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices program and featured in the Young Chicago exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2010, Princeton Architectural Press published Explorations: The Architecture of John Ronan, a monograph on the firm’s work, and in 2015 the Center for American Architecture and Design at the University of Texas published The Poetry Foundation. The firm has received two AIA Institute National Honor Awards, for the Poetry Foundation and The Gary Comer Youth Center, and the firm’s work has been exhibited widely and covered extensively in publications.
John Ronan, FAIA is founding principal and Lead Designer of John Ronan Architects. He 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. John is currently Professor of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture.