Company: Private Practice
Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Ronn Ginn, an Architect in Private Practice, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in architecture.
Interested in architecture from a young age due to the influence of his father, an artist who enjoyed architecture as well, Mr. Ginn boasts over 60 years of professional experience in architecture and environmental planning. A frequent environmental planning consultant for numerous public and private development projects, he has been serving in private practice also as a landscape architect in St. Petersburg, FL, since 1961. While acting in this capacity, he also served as an architect and certified building official for the city of Seminole, FL, an architect and urban design specialist for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and a president of several companies, including ARG Corporation, Ginn Corporation and Atrium Corporation, and ARG Architects. He is certified as a building official, general contractor and building inspector, and he is a registered architect in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Alongside his primary appointments, Mr. Ginn has fulfilled several career-related and civic duties, including as a former member of the Pinellas County Board of Adjustments and Appeals, a visiting lecturer at Rice University, a moderator of the “Design in Our Community” radio program on WPKM Tampa, a design consultant for the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, a visiting urban design lecturer at the University of New Mexico and a catalyst for the St. Petersburg board of directors of the Florida Council of Clean Air, among many others. He has also maintained involvement with the Agency Bay Management for the city of St. Petersburg since 2007, has been a Stephen minister and deacon in the city of St. Petersburg since 2007, and has sat on the mayor’s building committee for the city of St. Petersburg.
Hailing from a highly educated family, Mr. Ginn holds an Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Architecture, with honors, and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, with honors, all from the University of Florida, Gainesville. In order to remain abreast of developments in the industry, he has maintained affiliation with the American Institute of Architects, where he served as vice chairman and commissioner of public affairs of the Florida chapter, the American Planning Association, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Florida Planning and Zoning Association. He is also the chapter chairman of the National Eagle Scout Association.
Renowned for his architectural prowess, Mr. Ginn has lent his expertise to several projects throughout Florida, having had a say in the construction of numerous buildings such as the Latorre Chiropractic Clinic, the Tugaloo Environmental Education Center, the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center, the Anchor Bank Office Building, the 1600 Pasadena Office Building, the Lighthouse Harbor Marina and the Lilly Residence on Treasure Island. In addition, he was the lead architect for the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, the Congregation Kol Ami Synagogue, the Congregation B’nai Israel Synagogue, the Congregation Beth Chai Synagogue, the Mixon Building, the Treasure Island and Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce, and The Fountains, a high-rise condominium complex, among myriad other facilities. Demonstrating versatility and professional excellence, he was also a guest columnist for the St. Petersburg Evening Independent in 1974, a contributing editor of the Urban Affairs Symposia from 1965 to 1973, and a syndicated columnist for CNI on Appalachian region environmental planning issues. More important works have included the Albuquerque Central Business District Redesign, the New Town Florida Center, and the Brown Residence, all award winners.
As a testament to his success, Mr. Ginn has accrued several accolades. The recipient of numerous national architectural design, landscape architecture and urban planning awards, he was also named a Spiffs Person of Courage in 1984 and won two Addy Awards in 1981 and 1982. In 1975, he was recognized with the American Institute of Architects Merit Award, and he received the National American Society of Landscape Architects Award in 1970. Earlier in his career, he was honored with the National American Institute of Architects Award in 1966. Impressively, he holds a national design patent in the field.
Mr. Ginn enjoys sailing, scuba diving, photography, flying and painting in his spare time. He has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and Who’s Who in the World.
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