Ryan Newman

Ryan Newman

Columbus, OH, US





The American Institute of Architects, Cincinnati, OH, US, Chair, Emerging Professionals & Young Architects Forum ( YAF )

Dec 2015 - current

Pecha Kucha, Cincinnati, OH, US, City Organizer

Nov 2015 - current

Kolar Design, Columbus, OH, US + Cincinnati, OH, US, Creative Lead + Client Lead

Feb 2015 - current

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Adjunct Professor

Apr 2016 - Sep 2016

NBBJ, Columbus, OH, US, Designer

Oct 2013 - Feb 2015

HLW, Shanghai, CN, Senior Associate _ Design Director

Sep 2012 - Aug 2013

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

Sep 2010 - Sep 2012

GBBN Architects, Beijing, CN, Project Designer / Architect

Apr 2009 - Sep 2010

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

Dec 2007 - Apr 2009

SeARCH, Amsterdam, NL, Designer

Jan 2006 - Sep 2006

Chan Krieger NBBJ, Boston, MA, US, Designer

Jan 2004 - Apr 2004


University of Cincinnati, MArch, SAID - Architecture

Sep 2005 - Jun 2007

University of Cincinnati, BArch, SAID - Architecture

Sep 2001 - Jun 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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