Ron Tannenbaum

Ron possesses extensive experience in domestic and international design leadership and client management with projects covering the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.  Ron joined DYI to assume a role to infuse the firm’s experience in delivering place making communities with his expertise in creating innovative next generation environments.

Prior to joining DYI, Ron had a leadership role at the Los Angeles office of Frank Gehry Partners where he directed teams with a strong focus on BIM and VDC delivery of high profile projects.  An obsession with design, combined with a rational approach to balancing real world project parameters has pushed him to be an industry leader who is transforming the next generation of development projects.  Past clients have included Facebook and Novartis Pharmaceuticals where he shaped their inspirational office environment.  Mr. Tannenbaum has been a guest critic at universities including Columbia, USC, UCLA, Pratt, and Barnard.

His Design Better/Faster approach is anchored by his early adoption of technology as a design documentation and construction management tool, which enabled him to execute major design efforts in a cost efficient fashion for demanding fast paced clients.



Columbia University GSAAP, Master of Architecture

The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science in Architecture




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Representative Projects

Lake Nona Town Center, Orlando, Florida
A 250,000 square foot mixed used building that includes a cinema, entertainment, ground floor retail and restaurants, and upper floor offices, and a 150,000 SF office over restaurant and retail building as part of a 1 million square feet master planned community.


Novartis Campus Gehry Building, Basel, Switzerland

Facebook Headquarters, Menlo Park, California

Facebook Dexter, Seattle, Washington

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum, Abu Dhabi, UAE

New Campus Glasgow (unbuilt), Glasgow, Scotland

National Art Museum of China (unbuilt), Beijing, China