Ryan is a Laguna Beach native.
He studied architecture at CalPoly SLO and received a Bachelor of Architecture in 1996. After graduating he moved to New York and worked for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLC, and Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects before starting his firm in the summer of 2001.
Ryan celebrates nature through ones experience of architecture: “Our feelings are shaped by our senses”. He uses order, balance, natural light, texture, material, proportions and scale in respect to the surrounding natural landscape.