As the founder of Krueck Sexton Partners, Ron’s architectural vision and ineradicable curiosity guide the firm’s work.
Beginning with his first project, The Steel and Glass House, Ron’s clear intent has been to contribute to Chicago’s architecture legacy. What began as a studio has evolved into a dynamic practice that has attracted young architects seeking to learn. Several Krueck Sexton Partners’ newest generation of leaders has spent much of their careers working alongside Ron, carrying forward his vision and his joy of discovery.
As Ron says, “The work is grounded in a humanistic value. Whether it’s a house, school, museum, or city, the act of discovery and making is a delight.”
Thriving on an openness of spirit and a commitment to clients, and for over four decades, the firm has continually created thoughtful, meticulously executed solutions responsive to client needs.
Ron developed his design leadership skills at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), where he received a BA from the College of Architecture in 1970. As Studio Professor at IIT, and visiting Professor at Harvard GSD, he has mentored hundreds of aspiring young architects.
The recipient of numerous awards, Ron was elevated to a fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1992, and in 2016 received the Chicago AIA Lifetime Achievement Award.
As an advocate for the preservation of modern architecture, Ron is a founding member of the Friends of the Farnsworth House and the Mies van der Rohe Society. A trained painter and collector of art, Ron is on the Committee of 20th Century and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.