Ryan Oeckinghaus

Ryan Oeckinghaus

Hillsborough, NJ, US

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I am an architectural designer who graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Philosophy minor from Syracuse University School of Architecture in 2019. My undergraduate thesis sought to take a critical stance on the future development of urban form in my home state of New Jersey, and the necessity of the redistribution of people and resources in a radical manner to remedy the ills of suburban sprawl. The topic sprouts from my interest in urban planning and critical theory, as well as philosophy and dystopian fiction. This interest was first developed while working on an urban renewal proposal sited in Medellin, and has since been an integral part of my research and outlook on architecture and its role. I wish to continue to investigate architecture at the urban" scale as well as new building typologies that reinterpret how program functions in a range of contextual densities. I believe architecture can begin to remediate the detrimental social, economic and environmental effects being brought on by our society, and want to continue to work in a critical capacity toward possible solutions.



HDR, Inc., Lawrenceville, NJ, US, Architectural Coordinator 2

Contributed to proposal design and drawing, modeling, and presentation production for ongoing pursuits. Worked in concept, SD and DD phases of projects, coordinating with Design Principles to meet clarity and quality standards for deadline and update packages. Primarily in the EST sector.

Oct 2019 - current

DOMAIN OFFICE, Syracuse, NY, US, Project Designer

Assisted in the development of DOMAIN’s exhibit Landscapes of Extraction, as part of the Saša Marčeta Foundation’s exhibition STAYING HERE WITH YOU. Produced a rigorous index of maps, assisted in design of the overall exhibition, and assisted in the design and production of the models and finals drawings. Worked on ongoing proposals for residential and masterplanning/commercial projects.

Jun 2019 - current

HDR, Lawrenceville, NJ, US, Architectural Intern

I constructed models for project proposals as well as client meetings, assisted during conceptual stages of a proposal and digitally modeled for rendering, and 3D printing.

May 2017 - Aug 2017

KSS Architects, LLP, Princeton, NJ, US, Architectural Intern

I produced finalized renderings for architectural projects, created a promotional video for showcasing a design, produced diagrams and site plans for clients, and worked on concept and massing development for a project pursuit.

May 2016 - Aug 2016


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2014 - May 2019


Thesis Prize Jury, Honorable Mention


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