Ron Ostberg MArch '68

Ron Ostberg joined The Stubbins Associates in 1984 after working 10 years in Italy designing projects in the Middle East.  He was elected Principal and Director of Design in 1992.  In 2003 the firm was acquired by Kling, retaining its name until 2007, during which time he served as Chairman.

Mr. Ostberg’s portfolio includes the U.S. Embassy and Ambassador’s Residence in Singapore, the Landmark Tower in Yokohama, Japan, the Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis and the MITRE Corporation headquarters in Massachusetts.  The Embassy received a Design Award from AIA New England and Honor Award from the BSA; the Indiana Historical Society received the Governor’s Award and Indianapolis Monumental Award; the MITRE project received one of the first LEED Silver certificates, as well as CoreNET’s Best Workplace of the Year award.

Mr. Ostberg designed buildings and prepared master plans for three dozen academic, government and commercial clients.  Until his retirement, he actively promoted the development of LEED, BIM and IPD in the firm.

Mr. Ostberg is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He recently served as a Member-at-Large for the Harvard Alumni Association’s Executive Committee to provide oversight of the affairs of the HAA. He was Chairman of the Massachusetts Designer Selection Board; Chairman of the Property Committee of the Episcopal churches in Rome and Florence; Trustee of Fruitlands Museum; and member of numerous committees in the Town of Harvard.  He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia.

“My views have been shaped by two years in Latin America, ten years in Italy, four children, forty-two years of marriage, and projects in Asia, the Middle East and the American heartland. I believe in the power of collaboration, the wisdom of craft and the value of community.”