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Ryan Alward

Ryan Alward

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

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About 

I believe - above all else - passion and exploration should drive both architecture and architects.  As a Project Architect with 5 years of experience, my background in civil engineering, visual arts, and architecture (at both the undergraduate and graduate level) allows me to view design through a variety of lenses.  

Additionally, my experience covers the entire building process, from conceptual design and client presentations to technical detailing and construction administration.  Projects I have worked on include multiple offices, various university renovations, and several high-end New York homes.  I offer my skills in project management, hand drawing, and a variety of computer programs, including AutoCAD, Vectorworks, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, Revit, and 3DS Max.

I am not simply searching for a job; I am searching for creative and professional fulfilment coupled with the opportunity to learn from and support architects I respect and admire.

Employment 

Gary Morgenroth Architect LLC, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Responsibilities: full project management from programming through construction administration, including schematic design, creation of full building-, permit-, bid-, and construction-sets, engineering co-ordination, bid review and award, and more.

Mar 2013 - current
 

Kinlin Rutherfurd Architects, New York, NY, US, Freelance Architect

Responsibilities: site research and planning, precedent research, schematic design, building approval drawing sets, field measurements.

Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
 

Fellows & Company, Fredericton, NB, CA, Project Architect

Responsibilities: project management, construction documents, contract administration, site review, client meetings, design work, bid and contract award co-ordination, engineering co-ordination, code and specification research

Oct 2009 - Oct 2012
 

Roger Hirsch Architect, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect/Student

Responsibilities: project management, contract administration, product research, site review, design work, board approval-, bid-, permit-, and construction-drawings, budget review and estimation, client meetings.

Jan 2008 - Dec 2008
 

Cohos Evamy Integratedesign (now DIALOG), Edmonton, AB, CA, Architecture Design Student

Responsibilities: design development, various AutoCAD, PhotoShop, and Illustrator work, material boards, PowerPoint presentations, renderings, site analysis, various research and printing.

Sep 2006 - Dec 2006
 

Education 

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CA, MArch, Master of Architecture

An accelerated (tri-mestered) Master of Architecture program, my Dalhousie School of Architecture M.Arch. degree included 2 study/design terms, a year-long work term in New York City, and 2 terms of thesis. During my studies I developed my interest in phenomenology through design projects such as a set of public courtyards, a school, a high density housing scheme, and my thesis project, a 40,000 s.f. adaptive reuse laboratory focusing on the Hudson River and the sensual, experiential nature of architecture. My M.Arch. degree also allowed for the significant expansion of my hand drawing skills, building construction know-how, and critical thinking and writing skill set.

May 2007 - Oct 2009
 

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CA, Bachelors, Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies

An accelerated (tri-mestered) undergraduate architecture degree, my Dalhousie School of Architecture Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies degree included 4 terms of study/design and 1 four-month work term. My design projects ranged from a bus shelter, pavilion, fire station, theatre, and research center. Other courses focused on hand drawing, model building, and other representation methods as well as building technology, professional practice, and architectural history. To enter Dalhousie's B.E.D.S. program, one must have at minimum 2 years of study at the university level to form the basis of the undergraduate degree; I chose to study civil engineering (2 years) and visual arts (1 year), as described below.

Sep 2005 - May 2007
 

New Brunswick College of Craft & Design, Fredericton, NB, CA, Foundation Visual Arts

My diploma in Foundation Visual Arts from New Brunswick College of Craft & Design covered a range of studies, including design, drawing, color theory, art history, pottery, and graphic design. I credit my time at NBCCD with developing my hand drawing skills (from still life and figure drawing to sketching), my design skills (from product and graphic design to typography), and my appreciation and knowledge of art (from history and theory to practice).

Sep 2004 - May 2005
 

University of New Brunswick (Saint John), Saint John, NB, CA, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (incomp.)

To enter Dalhousie's B.E.D.S. program (see above), one must have at minimum 2 years of study at the university level to form the basis of the undergraduate degree. Though I purposely did not complete the civil engineering degree, my studies at the University of New Brunswick (Saint John) formed the basis of my architectural education and indeed became paramount in all my post-secondary education. My engineering-specific studies included structural and soils analysis, engineering economics, professional practice, and more. My other studies included calculus, physics, chemistry, geology, writing, and psychology.

Sep 2002 - Jun 2004
 

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