Ronald C. Weston begins his AIA New Jersey 2023 Presidency

January 4, 2023

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Ronald C. Weston begins his AIA New Jersey 2023 Presidency

The New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects announces that Ronald C. Weston, AIA, has begun his term as 2023 AIA New Jersey president.


Weston has stated that one of his overarching goals for this coming year is “to have AIA New Jersey focus more on engaging with government officials, industry leaders, students, and the public writ large so that more people develop a better understanding of the value that good architecture and design adds to society.”


Weston is the Founding Principal of Weston Architecture, LLC, where he applies his four decades of experience in the architecture, design, and construction industry advising clients and project teams on best practices in delivering successful buildings and facilities. Ron served as President of his local section, AIA Newark and Suburban Architects, in 2018. 


During his 37 years as a licensed architect, and AIA NJ member, Weston has led a wide variety of commercial, educational, hospitality, institutional, and mixed-use projects. His work has ranged from being a principal architect of record on numerous new schools, commercial buildings, and multi-family residential developments in the New Jersey /New York region, to managing design teams on larger-scale national and international mixed-use developments. Prior to recently founding his consulting practice in 2021, Weston served as a principal and practice leader at NJ-based PS&S and Hillier Architecture.


“Working with professional colleagues to create new school buildings that will educate generations of students ranks as the most rewarding type of projects for me”, Weston said. “The larger commercial and mixed-use developments I have worked on certainly were more complex and exciting, yet they tend to be less enduring and impactful for their communities.”        


Outside of his architecture roles, Weston currently serves on the NJ Advisory Board of the Trust for Public Land nonprofit organization, where he just completed a 4-year term as chairman. He also recently completed 20 years of continuous service as a West Orange Planning Board commissioner, including eight years as board chairman. Weston and his wife still live in West Orange, New Jersey where they raised their two adult children, and enjoy spending time with their three young grandsons.


Weston’s bona fides include holding architecture licenses in seven states and the District of Columbia and has held his NCARB certificate for over 35 years. He is a licensed professional planner in New Jersey, and is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) through the U.S. Green Building Council. Weston is a graduate of the Syracuse University School of Architecture, where he earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree.


About AIA and AIA New Jersey


Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through a dynamic network of more than 250 chapters and more than 90,000 member architects and design professionals, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world.


The organization’s local chapter, AIA New Jersey, has served as the voice of the architectural profession in the Garden State since 1900. Based in Trenton, AIA New Jersey has over 2,000 members in six local sections. For more information, please visit

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