Ryan Houser

Ryan Houser

New York, NY, US

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I'm a licensed architect in the United States with over six years of experience in the AEC industry. I've managed projects through all phases of design with a focus on BIM coordination, visualization, and construction document assembly. I've worked on a wide range of project types including aviation, healthcare, multifamily residential, industrial, commercial and single family residential.

My work has also included code interpretation, architectural animation, construction administration services, and LEED performance auditing.

I am skilled in the latest architectural software including Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, BIM360, SketchUp, Bluebeam Revu, AutoCAD, Newforma, AVAIL, and Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Premiere Pro.

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RDS, New York, NY, US, Architect

Produce drawings for all phases of design for both architectural offices and GCs
Provide detailed material estimates, shop drawing review, permitting sets and CA
Present Lumion and Revit models and work directly with clients to develop design direction

Mar 2020 - current

Lake|Flato Architects, San Antonio, TX, US, Designer

Named the #1 architecture firm in 2019 by Architect 50, a ranking published by Architect Magazine
Prepare and present concept design packages within the eco-conservation studio
Produce high quality renderings and graphic designs for client fundraising
Utilize Autodesk Revit to create drawings for all phases of design

Sep 2019 - Mar 2020

Haenglim Architects / MAI Architects, Seoul, KR, Designer (Contract)

Create 3D models of projects in REVIT.
Assist with designs and planning for Seoul architecture exhibitions.
Manage KUKA robotic arm milling and 3D printing research and development.
Provide presentations to staff on proper use of REVIT software.

Jul 2018 - Sep 2019

CMINYC / Grimshaw Architects, New York, NY, US, Revit Designer (Contract)

Use REVIT to construct wayfinding documentation for the new Grimshaw Terminal One at Newark Airport.
Participate in weekly remote TeamViewer meetings with both graphics and architecture firms to make signage design decisions.
Model, place and tag families with close attention to detail using REVIT worksharing software.

Nov 2018 - May 2019

Boulder Associates Architects, Boulder, CO, US, Design Professional

Contribute to the healthcare design process and develop alternative solutions and graphics.
Create 3D BIM and 2D construction documentation using Revit and Bluebeam Revu.
Assist with contract administration responsibilities and perform redline revisions.
Assist with streamlining the architectural design process from concept through completion.

Jul 2017 - Jul 2018

Oxide Architecture, Raleigh, NC, US, Architectural Model Maker

Assist with preparing design entry for the annual George Matsumoto Prize competition.
Construct detailed residential architectural models for display with close attention to site, architectural language and concept representation.

Jan 2016 - Jul 2016

Montgomery Herald, Troy, NC, US, Assistant Editor

Design and layout weekly pages in InDesign including features, photo features, editorials, paid ads, political columns, letters and obits
Work on up to seven articles at once to meet deadlines
Update with news briefs, teaser articles, polls and photos
Attend and report on municipality board meetings as well as cover local elections
Initiated the newspaper’s first video journalism efforts
Proof copy with close attention to conciseness, AP Style and accuracy
Compose feature and hard news articles

Aug 2012 - Nov 2013


North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Graduated early and with honors Magna Cum Laude which included a certificate in energy and technology in architecture.

May 2014 - Jul 2017

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US, Bachelors, Business Administration - Marketing

Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing

Aug 2008 - May 2012


Hunter Research Fellowship, 1st Place

This scholarship for graduate study or travel has been presented since 1985 and is awarded to a qualified member of the design community to study the architecture of the Americas. James M. Hunter, FAIA, was a respected Colorado architect and President of the AIA Colorado from 1952 to 1953 and again in 1970. He practiced Architecture in Boulder from 1940 to 1976.


NC Press Association Editorial Award - Third Place, 3rd Place

North Carolina Press Association editorial contest award, third place, investigative journalism (For a series of articles revealing a lack of transparency and repeated violation of NC open meeting law by the Handy Sanitary District board in Denton, NC)


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