Ronald Lipford (Courtesy of Arel Architects, Inc.)

Ronald Lipford (Courtesy of Arel Architects, Inc.)

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District Architect Treasures MGM Casino Role

Ronald Lipford served six years as architectural commissioner of the Prince George's County Historic Preservation Commission and he played a key role in developing the New Carrollton Gateway, a high school, a police station and two local fire stations. So when officials at MGM Resorts promised to hire local and minority firms for its $925 million casino project at National Harbor, picking Lipford, the president and CEO of Arel Architects, Inc. in Temple Hills, proved to be a no-brainer.