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.