Ron Witte

Professor in Residence of Architecture

Ron Witte is a Professor in Residence of Architecture at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He co-founded WW Architecture with Sarah Whiting.

Witte is a registered architect in Massachusetts, California, and Texas. He holds National Council of Architectural Review Boards certification. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Witte’s projects and writings have been published in journals throughout the world, including Assemblage, SeeSaw, Fresh Meat, Log, the Washington Post, Archplus, Scroope, Harvard Design Magazine, Architecture Magazine, Dialogue, Architectural Design Profiles, and Polygraph. The drawings for the X House were acquired by the architecture collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Witte has edited several books including CASE: Toyo Ito: Sendai Mediatheque; Counting; and Judgment. In addition, his writings have been included in the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the History of Architecture; City Catalyst: Architecture in the Age of Urbanization; and Fast Forward – Toward a Design and Politics for Metrourbia.

Witte’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute in Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Building Museum, Harvard University, UCLA, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Graham Foundation, the International Center for Reflection on the Future in France, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Witte has been Partner-in-Charge for the Huirun Exhibition Hall and Hotel in Changsha, China (ongoing); the Nador Stadium in Morocco (competition); the Straylight Building in Houston; the Oujda Stadium in Morocco (competition); the Central Post Master Plan (‘Ringmasse’) in Houston; the Albanian National Historical Museum in Tirana (competition, Second Place); the St. Stephen’s Church and School Master Plan in Houston; the Kaihui Exchange in Changsha, China (ongoing); the EL House, Houston (complete); the Helsinki Guggenheim, Finland (competition); the Taichung City Cultural Center, Taiwan (competition); the Kaohsiung Popular Music Center, Taiwan (competition); the Golden House, Princeton, New Jersey (complete); Drama Division Renovations, Juilliard School, New York; Spiral Settee for the Young Architects’ program, PS1/Museum of Modern Art, New York (competition, finalist); the Schiphol Airport Sound Barrier/New City, Amsterdam (competition); the Toronto Waterfront Master Plan (competition, finalist); the Museum of Art + Design at San Jose State University, California (competition, First Place); the St. Francis Arts and Athletics Building in Louisville, Kentucky (competition, First Place); the IntraCenter in Lexington, Kentucky; the X House in Northfield, Massachusetts; and numerous other projects.

Prior to WW, Witte’s professional experience includes working with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Jacques Couëlle in Paris, France; and Reid & Tarics in San Francisco, California. He has also worked as an archivist at the Académie d'Architecture, Paris, France.

Before joining the faculty at Harvard, Witte was Professor of Architecture in the Rice School of Architecture, Rice University, Houston, Texas. Witte previously taught at Princeton University, Harvard University, the University of Kentucky, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the University of Florida.