Ryan Barnacastle

Ryan Barnacastle

Los Angeles, CA, US



An extremely inspired recent Masters of Architecture graduate, with an additional 3+ years of professional experience in the field of architecture and design.  A dedicated student of design persistently searches for improved problem solving methods through intense analysis and application. Exceptional research abilities along with experience as a graduate teaching assistant further exemplifies an excellence in academia and understanding of architecture. Professional project experience in healthcare, commercial, multi-family and single-family residential with skill and success in the resolution of complex design issues, organization of client presentations, and completion of construction documents. In addition, an undergraduate degree in international finance as well as the experience as a practicing artist serves to fulfill a well-rounded understanding of contemporary architecture and design practice.



California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

History of American Architecture (Arc464), Dr. Lauren Bricker, Fall 2011
Architecture History Ancient-Medieval (Arc361), Dr. Sasha Ortenberg, Fall 2011
Architecture Theory (Arc363), Dr. Sasha Ortenberg, Spring 2011
Architecture History Renaissance-Modern (Arc362), Dr. Lauren Bricker, Winter 2011

Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

Lee William Development, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Effectively collaborate with development firm to produce CD’s for multi + single family residential and small commercial projects.

Generate existing plan sets and CD sets attained from as-built conditions and successfully transform client objectives and goals into realized, valued projects.

Jun 2009 - Dec 2011

Giattina Aycock Architecture Studio, Birmingham, AL, US, Intern

Successfully collaborate on projects from initial conception through construction documents; including programming, space planning, product research, consultant/engineer coordination and CD’s.

Conduct site visits and monitor multiple projects; anticipating, identifying and resolving conflicts during the design and construction process while under direct supervision of the project architect.

Meet with manufacturer representatives, local vendors, and installers to expand product knowledge and identify trends.

Successfully participated in the completion of schematic design, design development, construction documents and assisted in construction administration for a $2 million, 3,500sf Imaging and Outpatient fit-up at a medical pediatric facility.

Design collaboration on a $24 million, 6,500sf Kitchen, Dining and Café Renovation at Children’s Health System of Alabama.

Dynamic contributor in a medical center campus planning study to measure expansion within an urban setting.

Aug 2005 - Jun 2008


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2008 - Jun 2012

Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US, International Finance

Marketing Minor
Spanish Minor
Semester Exchange Program - Universidad Salamanca - Salamanca, Spain - 2003

Sep 1999 - Jun 2004


Designers Lighting Forum 11th Annual Southern California Student Lighting Competition, Honorable Mention

Lamp Design


Apartment Therapy 2009 Design Showcase Selection, Nomination

Lamp Design


Cal Poly Pomona 1st Masters of Architecture, Award

Award of Merit


Auburn University College of Business Dean’s Scholarship, Scholarship


Auburn University College of Business Dean’s Scholarship, Scholarship


Auburn University College of Business Dean’s Scholarship, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization