Design Haus Architectural Associates, Inc., Ronald E. Wylie, architect


Ronald E. Wylie, Architect and founder of Design Haus Architectural Associates, Inc. specializes in finding creative and imaginative solutions to projects which can benefit from having the input of a strong design oriented firm. Established in 1975 in the San Diego area, Design Haus has successfully master-planned and designed a wide variety of projects including large scale hotel and resort projects, as well as very prestigious homes and residential developments throughout California, San Luis Obispo, Palm Springs, Lake Arrowhead, in San Diego's renown Point Loma, Mission Hills and local beach and bay front areas as well as San Diego's beautiful north county / Fallbrook area, the magnificent slopes of the California Sierras, for Napa Valley, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho and Florida.

Ron Wylie and Design Haus are very proud of such significant achievements and design award recognition which include: the Wylie's very first personal family residence winning not only a design award, but also being featured on the Cover the nationally recognized Sunset Magazine, an "ocean-front" multi-family project receiving the prestigious SAM Award, Design Haus being the Project Architects for the "World's Fastest House" setting a world's record time of 2 hours and 50 minutes (concrete slab to finish/ final inspection, "lights on", "landscaped and sprinklers on", totally finished!), Design Architects and Planners for several large-scale hotel and marina projects which include the redevelopment of the Kona Kai Hotel and Marina, Shelter Island-San Diego; 

the La Jolla Sheraton, San Diego; the Fountains Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona; the Miller's Landing Resort and Marina, Wishon, California; the Radison Hotel, Mission Valley- San Diego; the Santa Clara Inn, the Breckenridge Inn Hotel and Ski Lodge and Condominiums, Breckenridge, Colorado; the "Cherokee Village Resort" now a part of the Oasis Resort, Palm Springs, California; the Ski Park City West Resort, Park City, Utah; the "concept approval" for the innovative design of the Arrocrest Resort Hotel Project, Lake Arrowhead, California; and several large-scale (300+ unit) "full-service & amenity" apartment and condominium projects throughout the southwest and California.

Somewhat rare, and indicative of Ron's "hands-on" master builder desire to be involved in the projects from design through construction, no matter where they are, over the years Ron Wylie attained both a contractor's license and a pilots license (though both currently "inactive"). He also holds current professional registration as a California architect with the National N.C.A.R.B., and also held past registrations in the states of Arizona, Idaho and Nevada as well.

Ron enjoys working with people and participating as a contributing part of a strong and successful team of talented and energetic individuals. He has worked in the past with both contractors and their clients and, or, their respective insurance companies after destructive fires or flooding to re-build either the original or new homes and realize for the client their now new dreams for the future.

He believes strongly in the proven "Design-Build" development team approach for innovative projects; and because of his strong construction experience and background he enjoys an excellent professional relationship with many respected builders throughout the south land and has several licensed builders with whom is currently affiliated and able to fully recommend to be a part of a talented and professional "Design-Build Team"..

He has also served many years on both the Fallbrook Design Review Board and the Pacific Beach Community Planning Committee. Ron Wylie is proud to have placed "high in his graduating "Class of '69" being one of approx. 65 receiving the highly respected Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. There had been approx. 1300 freshman in that class starting in the program just 5 years previously. After graduation, he passed the most formidable California State Board Exams on his first attempt, which in itself is quite rare.


In addition to several years of architectural "apprenticeship training", Ron's formal training also included a number of years with the U. S. Forest Service being trained in various engineering and design capacities, surveying, architectural design and production, and building inspection and construction contract administration. He also has been formally trained and has operated, and or owned many different types of tractors and earth-moving equipment and is experienced in supervising large-scale earth moving and grading projects, personally performing soils and compaction tests.

Being personally involved in the actual construction of many of his own building and development projects, Ron has dug ditches, worked in the trenches, swung hammers, sweated pipes, water-proofed walls, repaired leaks, glazed windows, laid roofing shingles and tiles, laid brick and concrete block, carpet and vinyl flooring, and most everything else. He is the perfect team member who, as "the architect", has quite possibly also performed very task that is being proposed to the contractor or construction worker.

In the mid to late 1980's, the Design Haus architectural studio was "ahead of the trend" and became one of the first to incorporate both computers/ CAD systems, and fax/ telecommunications in its daily operations; and now as a "design studio practice" is located as close to each client / project as the phone.


 For the past twenty plus years, the Design Haus architectural studio has been located on the Wylie's Sandia Creek Ranch where it enjoys a beautiful and artistic setting "creek-side" among the giant oaks in the rural canyons near San Diego's north county community of Fallbrook. Using the "studio practice" concept, Ron is in direct contact and communication with each of his clients as well as the design and production of their projects on a personal and "hands-on" basis while heading up a team of selected consultants each assembled as required by the needs of the individual project.

 There "at the ranch and studio" Ron also enjoys working in his related artistic and design interests of pottery, sculpture and woodworking, as well as on "ranch / horse related" projects and interests. He has been an accomplished and recognized potter for many years doing work in both "stone-ware" and "raku". He looks forward with great enthusiasm to being a part of the development planning and construction management team responsible for this beautiful and successful development. 

Additional background information:

A Graduate of Cal Poly School of Architecture, San Luis Obispo, Ron is a licensed California Architect and has held both a California State General Contractors license and Architectural license in several other states including Arizona and Idaho. He has also designed projects in Nevada, Texas, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and Florida.

His "Hobbies & Interests" include art and design work such as pottery, sculptures, painting, photography, cars, snow skiing, water skiing, boating and restoring old boats, and sailing. Ron has served as a member of the Fallbrook Design Review Board for more than 12 years, and has also been a past member of other community planning and redevelopment committees as well.

Ron Wylie is the owner / principal architect with Design Haus Architectural Assoc., Inc. While the firm has at times has included as many as 16 to 20 employees plus related consultants and engineers, with three partners heading up at least three related design and development companies, approximately 15 years ago Ron chose to reduce the size of the firm(s) to that of a smaller "Studio practice" and later moved the firm to it's current "Design Studio" location on the original "Sandia Creek Ranch" where Ron and his wife Crystal and one of their three children live here in Fallbrook. There they are also involved with some "farming" and the operation of "Sandia Creek Ranch" an equestrian riding center and training program for both children and adults. There they breed both sport horses and excellent riding ponies for children.

Established more than 34 years ago, the firm has designed and master planned many varied and award winning projects ranging from large scale commercial and / or resort projects to individual custom homes not only here in the Fallbrook and Temecula areas, but throughout Southern California including San Diego, Point Loma, Coronado and Rancho Santa Fe, Palm Springs and the other desert communities, Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear, Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Fresno Counties, as well as several other western states including Colorado, Nevada. Arizona, Idaho, Texas and Florida.

A partial list of the "Resort" and Hotel" type projects with which Ron has been personally involved either in the master=planning, design or construction documents would includes such projects as:

  • The Fountains Hotel, Phoenix, Az
  • The Arrocrest Resort and Hotel, Lake Arrowhead, Ca
  • The La Jolla Sheraton Hotel, San Diego, Ca
  • The Kona Kai Hotel and Resort / Marina, San Diego, Ca
  • Miller's Landing and Resort / Marina, Bass Lake, Wishon, Ca
  • The Santa Clara Inn, Santa Clara, Ca
  • The Marina Gateway Hotel, National City. Ca
  • Cherokee Village (now a part of the Oasis Resort), Palm Desert, Ca
  • The Breckenridge Village and Ski Resort, Breckenridge, Co.
  • The Pala Mesa Resort, Fallbrook, Ca
  • Two Bunch Palms Resort, Desert Hot Springs, CA 

An attached list of "Residential Clients" with whom Ron has been personally involved in the master-planning, design and drawing, and for some, even the construction of their respective individually designed private residence is presented for you review and consideration.

Note many are in fact second or third time returning clients who were so pleased with their first "home design experience" that they've come "back to the well" to have Ron Wylie design them another home or project.




Ronald E. Wylie, Architect, Planner, Master-Builder Design Studio: 

40373 Sandia Creek Drive, Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-6287 

Client: Joe and Marly daRosa, private residence, completed, hill-side / view oriented design, Armada Terrace, Point Loma, CA ( 2nd residence designed for client) 

Client: Lisa and Ken McBride, private residence, very recently completed, located on the 

"West-Side", Sandia Creek Drive, Temecula, CA "started 2nd residence design for client, (temporarily on hold)" 

Client: Bill Hasvold, private residence, completed located in the exclusive "Bear-Creek Development", Murrieta, CA (several residential projects designed for or built by Rick Hasvold, Contact c/o Rancho Vista Const.) 

Client: Chris and Rob Martinelli, private residence, completed in the "Los Ranchitos area", Temecula, CA (was asked to consider starting 2nd residence for client, (did not, client is still pursuing the purchase of a new lot) 

Client: Ann and Scott Shaw, private residence, also located on the "West-Side", Sandia Creek Drive, Temecula, CA 

Mr. Dennis L. Freeman, builder / the D.L. Freeman, Inc. 72880 Fred Waring Dr. C-13 (have designed many homes for this client from very exclusive private residences to modest "development housing" homes) Palm Springs, CA 

Client: Dorothy and Bob Crain, private residence, a hill-top on the "West-Side", Temecula, CA 

Client: Don and Susan Deardorff, designed, and now in the permit process for a "Craftsman-Style" private residence ("in-process"), also located on the "West-Side", Temecula, CA 

Don Sammis and family, residence designed for Sun Valley, Idaho (have designed many homes and projects for this client)