Ryan Newman

Ryan Newman

Columbus, OH, US





NBBJ, Columbus, OH, US, Designer

Oct 2013 - Mar 2015

HLW International, Shanghai, CN, Senior Associate _ Design Director

Oct 2012 - Aug 2013

Rockwell Group, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer / Project Manager

Jul 2011 - Oct 2012

PKSB Architects, New York, NY, US, Intermediate Architect

Oct 2010 - Jul 2011

GBBN Architects, Beijing, CN, Project Designer / Architect

May 2009 - Oct 2010

Studio Pei-Zhu, Beijing, CN, Project Designer / Manager & Int'l Team Leader

Jan 2008 - May 2009

Wentz Design, Cincinnati, OH, US, Project Designer

Jan 2007 - Jan 2008

SeARCH, Amsterdam, NL, Designer

Jan 2006 - Oct 2006

Chan Krieger NBBJ, Boston, MA, US, Designer

Jan 2004 - May 2004


University of Cincinnati, MArch, SAID - Architecture

Oct 2005 - Jul 2007

University of Cincinnati, BArch, SAID - Architecture

Oct 2001 - Jul 2005


Research Award ( UC DAAP ), Nomination

Nominated for a Research Award from DAAP’s architecture and interior design faculty


Distinguised Design ( UC DAAP ), Award

Award for Distinguished Thesis from DAAP’s architecture and interior design faculty


Lyceum Fellowship, 2nd Place

Old meets new on a site recently opened up to a greenway as a result of the "Big Dig" atop a building in Boston's historic financial district. Construction on the roofs of existing commercial buildings presents a unique set of challenges. These include constructability, privacy, mixed-use design, and economies of scale. The focus of the project is dealing with these constraints creatively, while emphasizing advances in material science construction techniques and energy efficiency.

The program calls for a lightweight, energy-efficient, flexible, urban penthouse that meets the needs of a family of four that includes a professional musician, a venture capitalist and two teenage children.

Jury Comments:
The juror who spoke of "giving back" to Boston lobbied to award this entry the first prize because he felt this solution represented the "best aesthetic for the city." Another juror agreed that this design does indeed give back to the city, and envisioned this concept "leading to glowing penthouses across town."; This solution impressed all the jurors with what they referred to as its "iconography" - at night the home is an elegant, gently lit lantern. The student was praised as very inventive, "the focus on the outer wall and its imagery is very successful,"...


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