robertPrincipal Architect for Ross Design, Inc., Mr. Ross has built a successful architectural practice focused on residential renovation and boutique retail design. A member of the American Institute of Architects, and more recently, the United States Green Building Council, his work is heavily informed by practicality, urban compatibility and sustainability. A graduate of Georgia Tech, with a preponderance of classes in architectural history and urban design, Mr. Ross moved to Atlanta in the late 1970’s and never left. He has lived inside the perimeter and watched as the city transformed from being a big small town into the urban center it is today.

Moving to Ormewood Park in 1992 with his then partner, now husband, he began a period of community involvement at the most basic of grassroots levels, the neighborhood organization. He represented his neighborhood as a member of the Neighborhood Planning Unit Board, was a founding member of the SouthStar Community Development Corporation and a long serving board member for the Atlanta MicroFund. With the arrival of two sons in the early 2000’s, his volunteer focus shifted. He has been involved in various capacities with the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, Cub and Boy Scout Troops. He is a long standing member of the Building and Grounds committee of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, where he has been a member since 1982. A continual theme in his volunteer activities is how to make a difference in his community.

Why I support Lost-n-Found Youth

Searching for a way to give back to the community as a professional, I starting actively looking for community organization in need of my services in 2014. I found Lost-n-Found Youth. As a parent, I find it beyond troubling that some parents abandon their children for being who they were created to be. As a board member, I am excited to assist the organization as it grows into its next phase.