Ryan Donaghy, AIA

Ryan Donaghy, AIA

Brooklyn, NY, US



Donaghy is a registered architect in New York, where he is an associate at the award-winning firm SHoP Architects. At SHoP, he has worked on a variety of projects, specializing in the design and realization of complex façade systems. His current projects include the new corporate headquarters for Uber in San Francisco, now under construction, and the future tallest tower in Brooklyn, NY at 9 Dekalb Avenue. Before starting at SHoP, he performed design work for the winning proposal in the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program with New York firm HWKN. Donaghy holds a bachelor’s degree in structural engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan, where he graduated with distinction and thesis honors. He has taught architectural structures courses at the University of Michigan and has participated as an invited design critic for architectural studios at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Columbia University. 



SHoP Architects, New York, NY, US, Associate, Enclosure Design

Feb 2015 - current

SHoP Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Engineer

Jun 2012 - Jan 2015

HWKN (Hollwich Kushner), New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Assisted in the development of the winning competition proposal for the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program. Prepared digital models, sourced materials, and coordinated a team for the assembly of two physical presentation models.

Jan 2012 - May 2012

LEESER ARCHITECTURE, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Worked with a small team on the development of the runner-up design proposal for the renovation of the Moscow Polytechnic Museum in an invited international competition. Performed preliminary and schematic design work for two small scale projects in New York.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Graduate Student Instructor

Prepared and taught recitation sections, prepared and graded exams, and supervised and evaluated group projects for graduate and undergraduate students in architectural structures courses.

Jan 2009 - Apr 2011

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, US, Structural Engineering Research Assistant

Assisted in the construction and instrumentation of reinforced, high-strength concrete shear walls for simulated seismic testing. Used AutoCAD to produce construction drawings and digital models of test walls. Wrote generalized functions in MatLAB for numerical and graphical analysis of test data.

May 2007 - Sep 2007


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Architecture

Jun 2008 - Apr 2011

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, US, Bachelors, Civil Engineering

Sep 2004 - May 2008


Graduate Thesis Prize, Award


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