LDG Expands to Phoenix, Hires Alex Ramon as Director

As a result of the steady growth of its nationwide operations, Larson Design Group (LDG) is pleased to announce its arrival to the Southwest region of the United States. LDG’s new presence in the greater Phoenix, AZ area marks the company’s 12th office and first in the West. 

This is a significant move for LDG, as the company looks to expand its national reach and into new markets, while supporting its existing clients on the West Coast. It reflects the company’s commitment to the initiatives of growth and development that are integral to its long-term strategic plan. 

We are excited to be a new part of the vibrant Phoenix community,” said President and CEO David Martin. “Our expansion is part of a strategic growth initiative to expand LDG to a national presence in the markets we serve. Phoenix is an excellent location to establish a western operations hub to serve existing and new clients in retail and ecommerce, as well as our national expansion into the Federal market. 

LDG has appointed Alex Ramon, CDP LEED AP, as Director of Retail Design and Office Leader. Alex brings more than 25 years of experience in architecture and development to his role, where his primary focus is the management of a broad range of project types through entitlement, construction documents and the construction phase for retail, commercial, residential and multifamily projects. He has been a key part in the value engineering process in creating prototypes for several national brands and has created program standards for new-to-the-market concepts and has managed numerous prototypes for national retailers in locations throughout the country.  

In addition to his daily responsibilities, Alex is an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and serves as its current State Operations Chair; he also is part of the Urban land Institute (ULI) Young Leaders Group In Arizona, and volunteers at Arizona State University Design School to help and mentor graduate students for work place preparation. He also is an ICSC-certified Development, Design and Construction Professional and a United States Green Building Council (USGBC)-certified LEED Accredited Professional and was selected by Engineering News and Record magazine (ENR) as a Top 20 under 40 Industry Leader in January 2014. Alex received a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Management and Strategy from Michigan State University. 

Positioning ourselves in Phoenix will offer the Retail Design group exciting new opportunities available in the dynamic West Coast market, as well as a location from which we will continue to deliver on our core value of client service excellence for our existing clients in the area,” said Robert Gehr, Vice President of Retail Design. “An experienced, dedicated professional like Alex is the perfect choice to lead this effort and add to LDG’s excellent reputation in the field of Retail Design. 

Founded in 1986, Larson Design Group is an award-winning national architecture, engineering and consulting firm with 12 offices in five states and a vision to elevate client relationships, enrich the careers and lives of its employee-owners, and enhance the communities in which it operates. LDG’s Retail Design Division offers prototype design, interiors, building surveys, permitting, feasibility studies, consulting and more. For more information, visit www.larsondesigngroup.com. 

The health and safety of our team members and clients is our top priority. Click here to read about LDG’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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