Ron Blitch, FAIA, FACHA

Owner | Architect

With more than 40 years of experience in architecture, Ron Blitch is responsible for the firm’s primary concept design and design development coordination.  His hands-on participation in the entire design process results in creative solutions for the firm’s clients.  Mr. Blitch is a nationally respected authority in Healthcare and Senior Living design, and has won numerous awards for his innovative designs of educational, healthcare, senior living and religious facilities.


Bachelor of Architecture, 1976, University of Notre Dame,
Magna Cum Laude
Recipient of Henry Adams Award for Architectural Education


Certified Healthcare Architect – FACHA
Elected Fellow – ACHA
Fellow, American Institute of Architects


Licensed in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Florida, Indiana and Pennsylvania

Professional Boards

NCARB – President 2012, 1st Vice President 2011, 2nd Vice President 2010
NCARB – Committee on Examination 2003-2007, Chair 2008, 2009, 2010
NAAB Accreditation Team, 2009-2012
Regional Chairs Committee, 2010
Committee on Procedures and Documents, 2010
ARE (Architectural Registration Exam) Assistant Chair 2003-2005
ARE (Architectural Registration Exam) Committee, 1998-2005
Coordinator – Construction Documents & Services, 2000-2002
State of Louisiana – State Board of Architectural Examiners 1993-2000, Second Term 2008-2014
President, 2000
Architects/Engineers Joint Committee, 1993-2000
American Institute of Architects
Board of Directors, Academy of Architecture for Health, 1995-97
Vice President for Design 1995-2000
Chairman, Design for Aging Committee, 1991-2002
Design for Aging Center, Founding Chairman

Notable Projects

  • East Jefferson General Hospital Intensive Care Unit
  • East Jefferson General Hospital Medical Office Building and Parking Garage
  • Louisiana State University Academic Medical Center
  • Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Clinical Services Addition
  • Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Emergency Department
  • Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Medical Office Building
  • Memorial Hospital at Gulfport OR Renovation
  • New Orleans Regional PET Scanner & Gamma Knife Center
  • Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital
  • Slidell Memorial Hospital Medical Office Building
  • VA Medical Center NHCU/Parking Garage
  • McGill-Toolen Catholic High School Science and Technology Center
  • New Campus for Holy Cross School
  • University Hospital Interim Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans
  • University of New Orleans Student Housing
  • Xavier University – University Student Center
  • Xavier University College of Pharmacy Addition/Renovation
  • Lafitte Senior Housing
  • Lambeth House Continuing Care Retirement Community
  • Malta Square Senior Living Community
  • Our Lady of Wisdom Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Providence Community Housing
  • St. Anna’s Senior Residence
  • St. Margaret’s Daughters  Home
  • Willwoods Community (Assisted Living Facilities)
  • Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Community Center and Church Expansion)
  • St. Thomas Catholic Church
  • Northshore Harbor Center