Ryan Brayak

Ryan Brayak

Escanaba, MI, US



I am currently looking for a new full time job anywhere in the U.S. or the world in the architecture, construction or design fields.  I have managed my own company for the past nine years where I have designed and built custom building products.  My work has varied enormously in size and scope from bookends to managing the construction of a custom home in the UK.    I am highly motivated and creative in finding solutions for the project.  I have a unique knowledge of construction with steel, wood, and concrete through hands on experience and design or make nearly anything from those materials.  I do enjoy traveling and am open to traveling as a part of the job.



Rock Elements, Escanaba, Designer

Develop and execute high end designs for buildings products and buildings made from concrete, metals, wood, and plastics.

Manage and create projects from inception to completion

Coordinate with client and design professionals for projects

Project manager on site for residential construction project in England.

Oversee budgeting for projects.

Research and develop new materials for applications of flexible concrete, high strength concrete, and fabric formed concrete structures

Develop sustainable design and programming for buildings

Translate sketches using AutoCAD into 2D computer drawings and 3D renderings for presentation to client

Advanced concrete, wood, and metal working skills.

Jan 2003 - current

U.P. Sustainable Solar, Bark River, MI, US, Installer of PV systems

Install photovoltaic solar (PV) systems including panels, batteries, inverters, and charge controllers

Mar 2008 - Dec 2011

Ice Design, Houghton, MI, US, Project Manager and Designer

Designed and built Snow Café and Ice Pyramid for community using 300-pound blocks of ice I harvested from ponds

Designed sales brochure to solicit advertisers for funding of future snow projects

Rendered computer images of future Snow Village project with AutoCAD

Mar 2006 - Mar 2009

Rahul Mehrotra, Mumbai, IN, Architect

Documented textile mill site in Mumbai through drawings and photography

Developed CAD drawings and 3D renderings for office complex in Bangalore

Jul 2003 - Oct 2003

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Project Manager

Coordinated architects and contractors with renovations of conference rooms, cafeterias, and roofing projects at the following three student centers: Michigan Union, Michigan League, and Pierpont Commons

Evaluated desired projects, contacted architects and contractors, received bids, scheduled timetables, reviewed construction documents, and updated budgets

Mar 2003 - Jul 2003


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, BArch, Architecture

¨ Key Coursework: Design studio, Construction, Structures, Environmental Technology, Calculus, and Physics.
¨ Participated in design studios in Prague, Czech Republic and Istanbul, Turkey
¨Computer skills: AutoCAD, Word Processing and Spreadsheets Applications, Adobe Photoshop

Oct 1998 - Dec 2002

Areas of Specialization 


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