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Male, born 1945-10-01

Associated with the firm network

Altoon and Porter, Architects

Professional History

Architect, Frank O. Gehry and Associates, Santa Monica, CA, c. 1980; Partner, Altoon + [James] Porter, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1984-present;

National President, American Institute of Architects (AIA), 12/1997–12/1998; Leader, AIA, California Council, Armenian Earthquake Urban Design Task Force, Spitak, Armenia, 1989;

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA); UIA, FRAIC, Hon FRAIA, Hon JIA, Hon FCAM, Hon UAR;


B.Arch., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1968. M.Arch., University of Pennsylvania (Penn), Philadelphia, PA, 1969. He came to know the architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974) at Penn.


Altoon lived in Encino, Los Angeles, CA, c. 2010.

He wed Alice E. Altoon, a former Los Angeles Superior Court judge.

Ronald and Alice Altoon had three children: Eric, Ryan, and Emily.

Associated Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA (Architect's Birth)
    Los Angeles, CA

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PCAD id: 3161