Nick Ryan

Nick Ryan

Kansas City, MO, US

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I am a recent graduate of the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design at the University of Arkansas. I graduated with distinction while earning my Bachelor of Architecture and minor in History of Architecture and Design. Throughout my educational experience, I developed a strong skill set for the representation of innovative design strategies through renderings, line drawings, diagrams, and modeling. My professional work experience provided me the opportunity to build on these skills and improve in programs like Revit and Enscape. In addition, I was included on project teams for competitions where I contributed design ideas and drawings. The experience introduced me to the early phases of design in a professional environment, while also teaching me new strategies for presenting innovative design ideas to a jury.


HOK, Kansas City, MO, US, Architecture Intern

As an Architecture Intern for the Corporate & Commercial Group, I modeled projects in Revit and created renderings, line drawings, and diagrams for presentation packages to send out to clients. I also had the opportunity to work with a design team in the conceptual phase for two mixed-use project competitions. I contributed design ideas, created renderings and diagrams, and helped organize the competition boards presented to the jury.

May 2019 - Aug 2019


University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, US / University of Arkansas, BArch, Architecture

Most recent design studios include:

Interdisciplinary design-build studio for the Whipple Family Forestry Education Center at Garvan Woodland Gardens, where exploration of wood in all its dimensions - physical and phenomenal - will lead to construction from Arkansas sourced wood and timber, Spring 2020

Architecture study-abroad program at the University of Arkansas Rome Center, where work included extensive analysis of the urban conditions of the Flaminio District's Olympic Village, Fall 2019

Aug 2015 - May 2020


Mention of Respect for the Environment - L'Art Urbain International Competition, 3rd Place

The “Mention of Respect for the Environment” was awarded to The Low Line proposal, located in the Olympic Village of Rome's Flaminio District. The international competition placed a focus on the future of mobility’s expression on the environmental, economic, social and cultural advances contributing to the renewal of the urban framework in the selected territories.


Graduate with Distinction, Award

Honor for graduating with a cumulative GPA over 3.5


John K. and Carol Baer Mott Award, Award

The "John K. and Corol Baer Mott Award" is given to a student who exhibits excellence in their achievements and studies. The award includes a scholarship for a study-abroad experience.


IDS Competition Finalist, Nomination

Finalist in Integrated Design Studio Competition for the design of a Bath House with a hidden speakeasy at the front of Brooklyn’s skyline. The competition focused on the integration of architectural design with the environmental and mechanical systems, while also incorporating the conceptual idea of a figure-figure design and making concrete float.


International Work Day Award, Award

Pi Kappa Alpha National Award that recognizes a day of extraordinary service and commitment to the community.


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