from 2710 Monroe Avenue, Cleveland, United States
Ronald B. Sarstedt
When the materials are all prepared and ready,
the architect shall appear,
I swear to you,
the architect shall appear without fail,
I swear to you they will understand you and justify you.
The greatest among them shall be he that best knows you,
and encloses all and is faithful to all.
He and the rest of them shall not forget you,
they shall perceive that you are not an iota less than they,
you shall be glorified in them.
Whitman, Leaves of Grass, 1855
Mr. Sarstedt received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Ohio University. Currently, he is a practicing architect with a professional license in the State of Ohio and holds a National Council of Architectural Board (N.C.A.R.B.) certificate.
After receiving his degree and prior to his registration, Mr. Sarstedt had the fortune to apprentice with an extremely well recognized architect. As a design team member, he was involved with numerous projects that were recognized nationally for design excellence.
Upon gaining his professional license, Mr. Sarstedt took a nine-month sabbatical to reconstruct his residence in Ohio City. In January of 1976, he began his own private practice.
Over the years, Mr. Sarstedt has been commissioned for a wide variety of projects in both scope and scale. His interests and expertise extend to many areas of the man-made environment, including graphic design, furniture design, interior design, planning, urban design, as well as architecture. His work has received recognition by the American Institute of Architects and the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association for design excellence.
Mr. Sarstedt’s commitment to excellence and distinction of the man-made environment is also reflected in his civic involvement. As a member of the American Institute of Architects he has served on the Committee for Professional Practice Development and the Committee for Historic Preservation.
His involvement with Ohio City includes having served on the Ohio City Redevelopment Association’s Committee for Landmark Designation and as Chairman of Market Square Historic District Design Review Committee. Currently, he serves on Ohio City Near West Development Corporation’s Housing Committee.
He has also served as a member of The City of Rocky River’s Board of Zoning Appeals and their Design and Construction Review Board.
Mr. Sarstedt approaches the design of the manmade environment with the same unique principles of contextual perspective and artistry, as do distinguished figures working in other disciplines. Academic influences include:
Painters City Designers
Hieronymus Bosch Paolo Soleri
Wassily Kandinsky Constantine Doxiadis
Jaskson Pollock Christopher Alexander
Piet Mondrian Kevin Lynch
Architects Town Plans
Erro Saarinen Chandighar, India
Frank Lloyd Wright Brazillia, Brazil
LeCorbusier Radiant City; theory
Antonio Gaudi Broad Acre; theory
Erich Mendelson Winter Park, Florida