Seattle — Student housing architect will lead higher education projects for the firm.
Seattle — Ron van der Veen, formerly with DLR Group, has joined NAC|Architecture as principal architect. He has provided design leadership for many award-winning projects across the United States, with an emphasis on higher education facilities, student housing and sustainability. Van der Veen has 29 years of experience in architecture and is a LEED accredited professional. At NAC|Architecture, he will lead higher education and student housing projects throughout all NAC|Architecture offices. Van der Veen is a founding board member for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), and was an active member of AASHE’s development committee in the creation of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) for college campuses. He has conducted presentations nationally on green design topics.