Ron Stelmarski

Principal, Design Director, Texas

Ron’s first exposure to design was in the fourth grade, when his family constructed a new home near Shaker Heights, Ohio. Fascinated by the interplay of light and space, Ron knew he wanted to pursue a career in architecture as soon as it was completed.

In junior high, Ron continued his studies in light and experimented with photography, processing images in his own darkroom. His time spent documenting the world around him sharpened his appreciation for the visual language of storytelling.

An award-winning designer, Ron’s multi-faceted interest in design spans several disciplines including architecture, interiors, brand experience and urban design. His hands-on approach is not only highly collaborative, but also heavily research-based.

Ron believes that architecture is the connective tissue that unites people, place, and culture.  This philosophy informs every project he undertakes. His passion for enhancing the public realm motivates him to the core.


Learn more about Stelmarski's life, work, and creative philosophy.
Ron by the reception desk
Ron values travel, and escapes to destinations near and far whenever he has a chance.
“There are no shortcuts to success. You have to listen, engage, put in the work, and deliver. You have to bring a sense of optimism to the spaces—we're creating the future and that’s exciting.”
A Key Inspiration

A key inspiration for Ron was his grandfather, a woodworker who helped ingrain the ideas of “making” and working with your hands.



Ron Speaking
Fun Fact

Ron and his wife Lisa were married at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois. The quality of light and space was the perfect setting, combining Ron’s passion for design and the city where Lisa grew up.

Ron's Featured Work

Fire Station 27
Dallas, Texas
The Richards Group
Dallas, Texas
WSU Experiential Engineering Thumbnail
Wichita State University Experiential Engineering Building
Wichita, Kansas
The Epic
Dallas, Texas
Halbert Walling Exteriors
Abilene Christian University Onstead Science Center and Halbert-Walling Research Center
Abilene, Texas
Exterior dusk shot
Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy and Research at The Star
Frisco, Texas
Exterior building shot
Pulaski Technical College Fine and Performing Arts and Humanities Center
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
New York, New York
Baylor Scott & White Health Administrative Center
Dallas, Texas
Collin College Technical Campus
Allen, Texas
High Speed Rail
Dallas - Brazos Valley - Houston, Texas
Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge
Houston, Texas