Ron Takaki has more than 40 years of experience in the AEC industry and has led architectural, engineering and construction teams on large, complex project designs for a wide range of project types, including commercial, educational, hospitality, entertainment, healthcare, governmental, and residential markets. At Gafcon, Ron oversees the development, standardization, and integration of best practices for project and construction management. His goal is to ensure every member of our project teams have access to the knowledge, skills, staff, and technology to provide our clients with the highest level of services.
Ron is passionate about sustainable design and is a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty in Building Design & Construction (LEED® AP BD&C). He is a California licensed Architect and has been a member of AIA since 1980. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, as well as certificates from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and industry certifications from the U.S. Army® Corps of Engineers as a Certified Quality Manager for Construction (CQM-C) and is a registered Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator with the California Office of Emergency Services.
Ron has been a guest speaker at the Graduate School of Design at Stanford University and the Ziman Center for Real Estate at the Anderson School of Management at University of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and has also served as a member of the Archdiocesan Building Commission with the Archdiocese Los Angeles.
Ron’s work on The Forum in Inglewood, CA garnered a win at the CMAA awards in 2015, as well as a preservation award from the Los Angeles Conservancy and the Westside Prize from the Urban Design Forum.
Outside of his professional life, Ron enjoys traveling, cooking, listening to music, playing golf, and is an aspiring winemaker.