Miller Hull

Ron Rochon

FAIA, Partner

Seattle Studio

“How it goes, I go.” This is how Ron describes his relationship to Miller Hull; the unwavering oneness he feels with the firm. As Managing Partner, Ron has completely internalized Miller Hull’s drive to do good. His carbon reduction initiative, now termed EMission Zero, is one of the firm’s boldest achievements in its effort to stay accountable for carbon emission, and is now emboldening others – architects, builders, clients – to do the same. His approach to architecture similarly revolves around this drive to create a better world, as he prefers to work on projects that don’t just positively impact the client, but the larger community.

A former commercial fisherman, Ron has always had an appreciation for nature, but his true environmental awareness was not born until he began understanding the impact that his former profession had on the environment. “We caught a lot of Chinook salmon over the years, but because they’re the main ingredient in our southern Resident Orca’s diet, I’ve stopped eating it.” It’s a small thing, Ron says, but it’s the least he can do. Recognizing that for as many problems that stem from humans, just as many solutions do too, and Ron is dedicated to rectifying these wrongs in his projects through a beautiful balance of science, technology, and partnership.

Lectures & Juries

  • Ron Rochon to speak at Virtual Housing Design Week presented by AIA Seattle on June 11, 2020
  • Ron Rochon and Chris Hellstern to speak at Living Future 2020 virtual conference on May 8, 2020
  • Seattle Architecture Foundation ‘Design in Depth’ Panel | New Regionalism & Northwest Design
  • Related Projects

  • Bothell City Hall & Civic Center
  • Bullitt Center
  • Del Mar Civic Center
  • Fisher Pavilion
  • Habitat for Humanity’s House of the Immediate Future
  • The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design
  • Miller Hull Seattle Studio Renovation
  • Natural and Environmental Science Testing and Teaching Center (NESTT) Concept
  • ROOTS Young Adult Shelter
  • School of Health Sciences
  • Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences STREAM Building
  • Structural & Materials Engineering Building