RON GOLDMAN was inducted in 1987 as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for his design accomplishments and specifically for "achieving powerful simplicity that is humanly scaled " Fellowship is the highest honor the AIA can bestow upon its members.

Starting practice in 1963, he has had a long and honored career in architecture, planning, development and construction. He has successfully combined experience in all four of these disciplines to balance his clients' program and budget with dramatic and functional designs.

Active in professional and community services, he was appointed to the statewide California AIA "think tank" dealing with strategic planning and the integration of the architecture, engineering and construction professions for the delivery of product and services. He has taught an urban design studio at SCI-ARC with Antoine Predock FAIA, lectured at universities and architectural conferences, and was nominated to be a Trustee of Princeton University. He served on the LA/AIA Olympic Task Force Committee, was Chairman of the LA/AIA Design Awards Program and an organizing member of the 1993 California AIA Monterey Design Conference, the largest conference of its kind in the country. He was appointed by the Los Angeles County Planning Director to the Santa Monica Mountains Planning Committee, a four year study covering 100,000 acres, and has been an adviser to both the California Coastal Commission and the City of Malibu on commercial and residential design standards.

Goldman studied architecture and planning at Princeton University (1957-1961) and M.I.T. (1961-1963). He has been in practice for 41 years, having worked for Victor Gruen (1963-1968) before founding Brent Goldman Robbins & Bown (1968-1975). He opened his own firm in Malibu, California (1976) which became Goldman Firth Architects (1983) and Goldman Firth Rossi Architects (2003).