Ronald studied Architecture at Delft University of Technology, focusing on architecture, building methodology and interior design. While still studying, he worked for a while at the architecture offices Koen van Velsen and Claus en Kaan. in 1999, he started working at cepezed.
Between 2010 and 2015, he was board member and vice-chairman of the Bond van Nederlandse Architecten (BNA) and chairman of the Living Daylights Foundation between 2011 and 2015. In 2019, he was selected for the ABN AMRO Sustainable 50, an annual inventory of frontrunners in sustainability in the Dutch construction and real estate sector.
Ronald gives lectures and guest lectures on sustainable and integral design at (inter)national universities as well as various symposia. Subjects he discusses include healthy buildings, daylight in buildings, transformations, circularity and demountable construction.
Since 2015, Ronald has been writing regular columns for the construction newspaper Cobouw, in which he discusses daily building practice from the perspective of cepezed's continuous pursuit of innovation, sustainability and professionalisation of the construction industry. He also frequently participates in professional juries for construction and architecture awards, thus contributing to the debate on the quality of the built environment.