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Mr. Ronald Peters, AIA

President,
HistoricStreetscapes PLLC

Contact Details

HistoricStreetscapes PLLC
Mesa, AZ

Bio

Ronald L Peters AIA, AICP
President HistoricStreetscapes PLLC Architecture

Ron is a practicing architect, planner, and artist with more than 35 years of experience, specializing in preservation and renovation projects. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a past president of both the local and state chapters of the AIA. He is a recipient of the AIA Arizona Architects Medal, which is the highest recognition that can be made by the state chapter. As an active supporter of local preservation efforts in Mesa, Ron was recognized with the City of Mesa Lifetime Contribution to Historic Preservation Award in 2001. He is the past chairman of the City of Mesa Historic Preservation Board and a founding member of both the New Mexico Architecture Foundation and the Mesa Preservation Foundation. Recently Governor Jan Brewer appointed Ron to serve on the State of Arizona Urban Land Planning Oversight Committee. His HistoricStreetscapes posters document historic streetscapes and architecture throughout the country.

As a coauthor, Ron helped to develop a publication titled “Guide to the Renovation of Historic and Older Schools” for the National Park Service. This document was produced to help school districts make the choice to restore, renovate, or build new schools. It characterizes “historic” and takes the user through the process of restoration, renovation, and preservation, as defined by the U.S. Secretary of Interior Standards. The document was published in cooperation with the Council for Educational Facilities International and received a 2005 National Preservation Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Ron has lectured nationally on historic schools and was a speaker for the Idaho Preservation Foundation at their symposium for historic Boise schools. He has been recognized with the University of New Mexico Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Architecture and Planning. He has a BFA in Architecture from UNM and a Master of Arts in Historic Preservation from Goucher College in Baltimore.

In 2001 Ron published The New Mexico Military Institute, Development of its Campus Plan and Architecture Style, from 1890-1930.

Education

Goucher College
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
MFA, 2001
Historic Preservation
1997 To 2001
Dissertation: The New Mexico Military Institute; Development of its Campus Plan and Architectural Style from 1890-1930
Advisor: Prof. Hugh C Miller FAIA

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque
BFA Architecture, 1972
Architecture, Planning
1969 To 1972

Job History

HistoricStreetscapes PLLC
President
Mesa, AZ, United States
April 2008 - present

WHP Engineers and Architects
Senior Principal
Mesa, AZ, United States
April 2005 - March 2008

BPLW Architects and Engineers Inc.
Principal in charge Arizona Operations
Mesa, AZ, United States
January 1990 - March 2005

BPLW Architects and Engineers Inc.
Design Principal /Chairman of the board
Albuquerque , NM, United States
January 1985 - January 1990

The Burns Peters Group PA
Principal in Charge of Design
Albuquerque, NM, United States
March 1974 - January 1985

Specialties

  • Historic Preservation
  • Research Services
  • Site Development Planning

Affiliations

  • Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • American Planning Association, American Institute of Certified Planners, National Trust for Historic Preservation