Welcome to The Collaborative

Our philosophy is simple:  we rise to design challenges and offer ambitious solutions.  We bring over thirty years of experience in providing comprehensive architecture, master planning, interior design, and engineering services, with a focus on cost effective solutions that enhance our communities.  Technical know-how and direct involvement in construction and development enable us to provide clients with designs that are both practical and artistic.  Each project reflects unique individual needs and preferences, and we’re proud of what we can deliver. The diversity of our of our clients is an indication of the scope of our talents and capabilities.

Services + practice areas

Planning

Zoning and code analysis

Architectural + Prototype Design

Interior Design

3D and virtual reality graphics

Construction document preparation, bid analysis, + construction administration

 

Medical | Commercial + Residential | Retail | Interior Build-Out + Renovations

The Team

Ron Jona

Ron Jona

President

“Great design is the result of creative problem solving”

Ron Jona is the President and founder of The Ron Jona Collaborative, formerly known as Ron Jona & Associates.  Shortly after graduating from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in 1981 and a Master of Architecture in 1983, Ron began his entrepreneurial career in architecture and civil engineering.  Ron’s passion for innovative design and expertise in planning, building and engineering, make him one of the most sought after architects in Oakland County. Ron founded his own firm in 1985 with a focus on residential projects – a market he continues to service today. The company quickly evolved providing commercial design and large-scale project planning for an array of clients and industries.  Drawing from his training in architecture, Ron found success in designing, developing, and later managing commercial properties for his own portfolio. With over twenty years of acquiring, leading, developing, and marketing real estate, Ron currently is the managing partner in eighteen commercial properties and three businesses. In 2012, he launched Milestone Development, a full service development company, and PaintCreek Financial, an asset and debt management firm. Ron was named Southfield’s Developer of the Year in 2008 and was awarded the Southfield Annual Beautification award in 2009. One of Ron’s more recent projects, The Michigan Veterinary Services Hospital, earned the National Veterinary Facility Award in 2009. Ron has had the pleasure and opportunity to work with diversified clients such as St. John’s Hospital, Panasonic Automotive, and CBS Radio.

Sharon Kory

Sharon Kory

Director of Interior Design

Sharon Kory began her career specializing in commercial and residential custom design. With over fifteen years of experience in the industry, her focus is on creating environments that support individual style. Sharon approaches each project as a creative collaboration between the client and her professional team. It is her goal to create a space that harmoniously combines aesthetics, function, comfort, and budget. She believes that creating the optimum environment, whether personal or professional, is an honor to be taken seriously, as well as offering excitement and enjoyment in the process. Sharon has worked on nationwide projects and is also the founder and owner Sharon Kory Interiors. Sharon continues to deliver warm, elegant and timeless interiors to her clientele.

Alexandra Jona

Alexandra Jona

Vice President of Operations

Alexandra brings her passion for brand management, product development, and marketing to the Collaborative. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2009 with a B.A. in Psychology. Alexandra was selected to participate in The Stern Advantage Program — an intensive business program for non-business majors at New York University’s Stern School of Business.  She was also hired as a research associate at the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the Ross School of Business, where she studied management and executive leadership. It was the combination of these experiences that led Alexandra to discover her passion for working with entrepreneurs and emerging brands. Alexandra has dedicated her career to entrepreneurship and strategic marketing at businesses in both Metro-Detroit and Los Angeles.

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