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A national leader dedicated to advancing design innovation and sustainability, Ron van der Veen’s focus on higher education housing and residential life has enriched the social and academic experience of students around the country.
American Institute of Architects, Seattle Chapter
Member 1990 – Present
Exhibits Committee Leader 1995 – 2000
Design Awards Committee 2005
Kizimani International Relief Organization
Advisory Council 2010 – Present
Kangundo Technical College 2016
Kangundo Medical Clinic and Housing 2014 – 2017
Jamii School and Dormitory 2014 – 2017
Summer mission trip to finish construction of Jamii School Dormitory and Kangundo Medical Housing 2015
Design in Public
Chair Seattle Design Festival Committee 2012
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
Founding Board Member 2005 – 2011
Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) Steering Committee 2009 – 2011
Conference Committee 2009 – 2010
Nomination Committee 2010 – 2011
Advisory Council 2006 – Present
Education for Sustainability West
Chair Advisory Committee 2004 – 2005
Architects without Borders
Founding Member, Seattle Chapter 2004 – 2005
ARCADE Magazine
Founding Board Member 1995-2003
Board President 2002
Columnist 2004 – present
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
2000 – Present
Association of College and University Housing Officers (ACUHO)
Presenter / Writer 1997 – Present
Interface Student Housing Business
Presenter / Writer 2009 – Present
Northwest University Creatio Project
Music Advisory Council 2009 – 2012
Board of Trustees 2008-2010
University of Washington School of Architecture
Visiting Critic 1997 – present
Washington State University School of Architecture
Visiting Critic 2000 – present
University of Oregon School of Architecture
Visiting Critic 2000 – present
International AASHE Conference, Portland, OR
“Building Community through Biophilia” - 2014
Interface National Student Housing Conference, Austin, TX
“New trends in Student Housing” - 2014
Interface National Student Housing Conference, Austin, TX
Construction and Design Roundtable - 2014
Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
“Biophilia in Art and Design” - September 2013
Seattle Architectural Foundation Lecture, Seattle, WA
“Yang Shu Pu International Competition” - June 2013
Pacific Region SCUP Conference, Denver, CO
“Biophilia Design for Campuses” - March 2012
National AASHE Conference, Pittsburg, PA
“The Sustainable Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS)” - October 2011
Interface National Student Housing Conference, Los Angeles, CA
“Student Housing from a parent’s point of view” - 2011
Puget Sound Better Bricks Banquet, Seattle, WA
“Creating Green Buildings when they aren’t asked for!” April 2011
Interface National Student Housing Conference, Chicago, IL
“Sustainability in Student Housing” - 2010
Western Association of University and College Housing Officials, Stanford, CA
“Introducing New Student Housing on Campuses that are long overdue” - 2010
National AASHE Conference, Denver, CO
“Bringing Biophilia to Life – Connecting Living Systems to the Built Environment” - 2010
Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Sustaining Creativity Symposium Instructor - July 2009
Hope 16 Conference, University of Oregon, OR
“Current Work in Sustainability” - July 2009
National AASHE Conference, Raleigh, NC
“Cost of Sustainability: Creating Green Buildings in a Black and White Economic World” - 2008