David Kroll

Principal / Director of Preservation

As Director of Preservation, Dave oversees the design process and management of a multidisciplinary project team to ensure the client’s objectives are met while maintaining the integrity of historic resources. Prior to joining RATIO in 1993, Dave served as Historical Architect for eight years with the State of Indiana.

With more than 30 years’ experience, Dave is well-versed in the challenges and needs of renovation and preservation clients. Thorough and detail-oriented, Dave leads his team through a comprehensive research, planning and design process resulting in effective solutions for historic buildings and their current users. Dave holds a deep sense of responsibility for the stewardship of historic places and draws inspiration from the context and story of each project.

Dave has been involved in numerous affordable housing rehabilitation projects, museum-level restorations and the development of preservation plans for federally-owned historic buildings throughout the country. He has also completed Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documentation, Historic Structure Reports (HSR), Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) studies and Historic Preservation Certification Application (HPCA) projects.

Education & Registration
  • Federal Professional Qualifications Standards (36 CFR Part 61) in History/Architectural History and Architecture/Historic Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Master of Science, Historic Preservation, Ball State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, Iowa State University