Ronald Didonno

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Adjunct Associate Professor - CCE Undergraduate Architecture rdidonno@pratt.edu 718.399-.4305 p 718.399-.4332 f Brooklyn Campus, Higgins Hall North 1

Current Course Listing (1)

21/SP-ARCH-302-06 Comprehensive Design II

Education

B.Arch., Pratt Institute.

Biography

Since 1970 Ron DiDonno has taught design media, materials and environmental control courses at Pratt. Most recently, he has taught only construction documents courses. Since 1977, as an architect in private practice with his partner Lupe DiDonno, their office work has focused on the design, renovation and restoration of townhouses, apartments, single family houses, converted buildings and office interiors. Some projects have been published and won awards. As a teacher he has attempted to focus on conceptual issues, balancing them with technical concerns and professional responsibilities. Teaching Responsibilities in Last Three Years: ARCH 409 – Construction Documents Current Professional Architectural Registration: New York State and Connecticut. Teaching Experience: 1970- Present. Pratt Institute School of Architecture. Courses taught include Architectural Design at First to Third Year levels, Materials and Methods of Construction, Life Support Systems and Construction Documents. Related Academic Experience: 1970-73. Project Director. Pratt Center for Community and Environmental Development. 1974-76. Chairman of Faculty. Pratt Institute School of Architecture. 1980-88. Coordinator of Life Support Systems courses. School of Architecture. 1986-91. Coordinator of First Year Architectural Design. School of Architecture. 1991-92. Elected Member. Pratt Academic Senate. 1993-95. Vice President. Pratt Academic Senate. 1995. Chair. Academic Senate Budget Advisory Group. Awards and Honors: 1968. First Prize, Koppers Design Competition. 1970. Dean’s Medal. Highest Ranking Graduate. Pratt Institute School of Architecture. Project Director. Energy Conservation in High-Density Low-Rise Housing. HYSERDA 80-9 Study. 1982. Residential Award. New York State Energy Research and Development Aurthority. 1987-93. Chairman. Professional Advisory Board. Architectural Technology Department, New York City Technical College. 2007. Restoration Award. Kirschbaum Residence. Brooklyn Heights Association. 2007. Lucy G. Moses Award. Kirschbaum Residence. NYC Landmarks Conservancy. 1970. Dean’s Medal. Highest Ranking Graduate. Pratt Institute School of Architecture. Project Director. Energy Conservation in High-Density Low-Rise Housing. HYSERDA 80-9 Study. 1982. Residential Award. New York State Energy Research and Development Aurthority. 1987-93. Chairman. Professional Advisory Board. Architectural Technology Department, New York City Technical College. 2007. Restoration Award. Kirschbaum Residence. Brooklyn Heights Association. 2007. Lucy G. Moses Award. Kirschbaum Residence. NYC Landmarks Conservancy. Recent Publications: 1989. New York Times. Home Section 4-89. Forbes Residence. 1989. New York Times. Home Section 5-89. Old House Journal Offices. 1990. Historic Preservation Magazine. March-April. Forbes Residence. 1997. Brooklyn Bridge Magazine. March. Plourde Adams Residence. 1998. Brooklyn Bridge Magazine. April. Brancato Residence. 2000. House and Garden Magazine. December. Simpson Residence. 2001. Architectural Digest Germany. April/May. Simpson Residence. 2001. Architectural Digest France. May. Simpson Residence. 2002. Hallways, Corridors, & Staircases Book. Leslie Geddes-Brown, Author. Rojek Residence and Simpson Residence. 2008. New York Times. Real Estate Section 11/9. Marland Backus Residence.