Ryan Arnold

Ryan Arnold

Arlington, VA, US



Hard-working, dedicated architectural graduate with a focus on green design and smart growth seeks to contribute to his employer's success.



Bluemont Civic Association, Arlington, Virginia, Volunteer designer and presenter

Designed and produced a series of images exemplifying the look and feel of a proposed mixed-use "village center" for the neighborhood's commercial corridor. As guest speaker at two meetings, I presented slideshows and spoke about density and walkability.

Dec 2010 - Apr 2011

The Nature Conservancy, Migration Specialist

Assisted in a major update of the organization’s website. Duties included scaling and cropping photos, editing and formatting text in a variety of page templates, communicating with site managers, and updating and tracking progress in spreadsheets.

Jun 2010 - Mar 2011

Friends of the Planetarium, Arlington, Virginia, Volunteer 3D modeler and speaker

Created a Google Earth model of the complex at 1426 N. Quincy, based on original blueprints. The model was used as a publicity tool for the nonprofit group working to save the planetarium from closure. (See Separately, I delivered a three-minute speech on the architectural symbolism and evident design intent of the office building of Arlington Public Schools and
the adjacent planetarium, in response to the proposed shutdown of the latter.

Apr 2010 - Mar 2011

CarpenterGuy, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Volunteer assistant

Assisted in the construction of two house additions, working with insulated concrete forms and structural insulated panels.

Jul 2007 - Jul 2008

RNL Design, Student Intern

One-week internship during spring break. Tasks included building and photographing a model of a cemetery visitors' center and organizing construction documents.

Feb 2008 - Feb 2008

Cunningham | Quill Architects, Student Intern

One-week internship during spring break. Tasks included building a model of a house addition, measuring a client's basement and garage, and assembling a photocollage in Photoshop.

Feb 2007 - Feb 2007

Creative Solutions, Product Support Representative

Solved problems and answered questions for accounting software users. Contributed to team by developing tools to streamline work processes, creating on-line documentation, and serving as call facilitator. Trained customers in software use via phone and classroom.

Mar 2000 - Oct 2005


University of Michigan, MArch, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Jun 2006 - Aug 2009

Northwood University, Bachelors, Marketing & Management

Sep 1994 - May 1998


Forensics tournament awards, 1st Place

Won first-place awards at several intercollegiate Forensics tournaments, competing in the Informational Speech and After-Dinner Speech categories. Researched, wrote, memorized and delivered ten-minute speeches with visual aids.


Product Presentation Award, 2nd Place

As captain of the Alternative Fuels team at the university's student-run car show, I participated in the product presentation award competition. In Round One, I appeared in a video presenting a Mazda RX7 converted to electric power. Based on this performance, I was selected for Round Two, making a live presentation of a Lincoln Continental, and won second place.


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