Alum Ron Verdier (B.Arch '90) of Verdier Architects was elected president of the board of directors of the AIA Redwood Empire in Santa Rosa, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Verdier studied Architecture at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), and spent one year of study at the school's European program in Ticino, Switzerland. After graduating in 1990, Ron returned to Europe to work on architectural acoustics for Euro-Disneyland. His career spanned more than 15 years including project architect and designer of high end retail for Giorgio Armani and Chanel, before opening his practice, Verdier Architects nine years ago in Boonville, CA. Inspired by the rural lifestyle and a lifelong interest in farming, Verdier moved to Anderson Valley in 1999, where he farms a small vineyard of Pinot Noir.
Among recent projects, Verdier designed the Goldeneye Winery, a 25,000-square-foot pre-engineered metal wine production facility located in the North Bay. In addition to his work, he is a board member of the Anderson Valley Housing Association, a local non-profit providing low-income and farm worker housing.
Verdier Architects is an Architectural firm specializing in contemporary designs for residential, commercial, institutional, hospitality and winery projects. The firm offers a full range of architectural services from schematic design through construction administration including LEED certification.