Mr. Ronald Kloster Mr. Ronald Kloster Assistant Professor, SET - Architecture Location:Bemis Lab108 Phone:757-728-4855
  • M.Arch., University of Virginia
  • B.A., University of Washington

A native of Seattle, Ronald Kloster has been an Assistant Professor in the Hampton University Department of Architecture since 1991. He has served as Assistant to the Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology, and as interim chairperson of architecture for one year. He has taught at all studio levels from first through fourth years, and has taught support courses in History, Theory, Urban Design, and Building Science. In the Fall of 2002 he led the Department's Urban Studies Abroad Program, taking Fifth Year students to Rome.

Professor Kloster has served as an ACSA Nominee to NAAB Visiting Teams, and participated in accreditation visits to Temple University and to Iowa State University. While at Hampton, he has been a member of many university committees, including Academic Personnel (Tenure and Promotion), and University Program Review, where he served as committee co-chair. He also served as principal author/editor of the Hampton University APR for accreditation visits in 2000 and 2003. From 1998-2001 he was an officer of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the AIA, and from 2000-2001 was a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Society AIA. With AIA Hampton Roads he chaired the Committee on Regionalism, which held a series of events and a design charrette titled "Community or Commute: Designing the Regional Village." These events focused on the design of light rail villages in the Hampton Roads area, and were funded in part by a grant from the American Architectural Foundation. Many of the events were featured on the region's PBS/NPR affiliates, where Mr. Kloster appeared with Victor Dover and James Howard Kunstler.

Professor Kloster received his Bachelor of Arts in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Washington in Seattle, and his Master of Architecture with an emphasis in American Urbanism from the University of Virginia.

Education and Degrees

Master of Architecture, University of Virginia, 1988 Bachelor of Arts in Art History, University of Washington, 1976

Teaching Experience

1991-present Hampton University


1998 Moderator, ACSA Annual Conference, Cleveland

1996 Presentation, "New Foundations: Searching for Footing in the Great Abyss," with Mark Moreno ACSA SE Regional Meeting, Hampton University

1995 Presentation, "Obsolescence of Place," ACSA SE/SW BiRegional Conference, San Antonio

1995 Moderator, Annual Conference on Teaching the Beginning Design Student, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

1994 "Searching for the Spaces in Creation in Space," Conference on Teaching the Beginning Design Student, University of Arkansas

1992 Presentation, "Inverting the Curriculum: A Polemic on Civil Architecture," Conference on Teaching the Beginning Design Student, Auburn University, at Seaside, Florida

1979 Presentation, "Freeway Park, Central Waterfront District and the Denny Regrade: Attempts to Accommodate the New Urban Pioneers," with Astra Zarina. Programs and Projects to Revitalize Existing Cities," Rome, Italy


ACSA Nominee for NAAB School Visit Accreditation Teams, 1996-2001; Team Visits to Temple and Iowa State.

Co-Chair, ACSA SE Regional Meeting, Designing (in) the Democratic City, Hampton University, 1996


1989-present Registered Architect, State of North Carolina


Norfolk Preservation Alliance, Board Member

Past service to the American Institute of Architects-Hampton Roads Chapter, as Vice President & Director, Secretary, and Treasurer

Past service to the Virginia Society-American Institute of Architects as Board Member