Ryan Espinera

Ryan Espinera

Gainesville, GA, US

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Confident and highly motivated project manager with over 12 years professional experience in the planning and design documentation of thoughtful and distinctive architectural solutions. Demonstrates a methodical and efficient approach to project management accentuated by an exposure to a wide range of project types, most notably in multi-family residential, fraternity and sorority housing and mixed-use. Has a proven track record for partnering with firm leadership to develop strategies to connect with clients, contractors and local jurisdictions in a manner that establishes trust and encourages projects to move forward


Hug & Associates, Architects, Alpharetta, GA, US, Project Manager / Marketing Manager / Job Captain

· Oversees entire project’s design, documentation & construction administration with over four years experience as project manager
· Utilizes robust comprehension of building codes and construction sciences to translate project ambitions into sustainable designs
· Partners with senior management to design and document over 30 unique fraternity and sorority houses in less than seven years
· Supervises the review, enrichment and implementation of firm standard detailing and design documentation
· Manages all aspects of firm’s strategic marketing and branding, including managing the company’s website
· Directs and/or develops the majority of firm’s 2D & 3D presentation material
· Founded and supervises the firm’s intern development program, established in 2013

Sep 2011 - current

Iconografix, Atlanta, GA, Founder / Creative Director

· Spearheads the development and creation of all marketing content (print + web) for celebrated independent music and arts venue, the Apache Cafe, to sustain and promote quality event awareness on local, national, and international stages.
· Collaborates with Apache Cafe owners to develop and launch bold and original event concepts and marketing strategies that stimulate new interest for featured entertainment and provide a solid foundation for expanding the existing network of followers
· Developed a dual-platform marketing campaign (direct and social-media) for Puma Social Club, the entertainment centerpiece for Puma City NYC, surging the overall club attendance and profitability by 25%.
· Coordinated with W South Beach’s executive management to transform architectural drawings into competitive online content, encouraging consumer confidence and increasing website’s booking revenue.
· Promoted the utilization of innovative online marketing strategies for a health & fitness studio that uncovered and exploited new market territory. Upon implementation, reported earnings from new customers doubled in less than four weeks.

Feb 2009 - Sep 2011

Apache Cafe, Atlanta, GA, Manager / Marketing Manager / Graphic Designer

Apr 2011 - Aug 2011

Tutelage & Tenements - Design / Build Practice, Alpharetta, GA, Owner / Designer / Builder

· Researches and develops all necessary pricing and proposals to correlate with the expectations and budget of client.
· Directs all presentation discussions to effectively familiarize a client with a project's scope as well as the value of its service.
· Collaborated with general contractor and Ron Clark Academy founder to rehabilitate, design and construct signature staircase within the main building's entry lobby.

Aug 2009 - Jun 2011

Rosser International, Atlanta, GA, Junior Architect / Architectural Intern III

· Teamed with company’s design director to lead the conceptual development of a comprehensive design dossier for a $500M Ice Hockey Complex Master Plan in Eastern Europe for direct submittal to presidential design review board.
· Developed new standardized procedures and representational aesthetics for marketing material and proposals that more effectively articulated project concepts for clientele, enhanced firm’s overall reputation and stimulated new project leads

Dec 2007 - Jan 2009

The Preston Partnership, Atlanta GA, Job Captain / Project Coordinator

· Hand-selected by firm leadership to develop workflow between principal designers and architects that strengthened the quality and coordination between presentation material and construction documentation.

Oct 2004 - Oct 2007


Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, BArch, Architecture

B.S. Architecture
Abroad Study at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris la Villette Paris, France Multinational Franco-American Atelier Design Year Fall 2003 - Spring 2004

Aug 2000 - Jul 2004

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