Ryan Houser

Ryan Houser

Raleigh, NC, US

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I'm an architectural professional with experience in space planning, rendering and visualization, presentation assembly, construction document production, drafting of existing conditions, schematic design, schematic to digital production, site planning, 3D model creation, physical model building, code interpretation, LEED performance auditing and construction administration. I am skilled in Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop and Illustrator, SketchUp and Bluebeam Revu. I have a master's degree in architecture from North Carolina State University graduating honors in 2017.  

See some of my architecture drawings, models, sketches and photography at



Haenglim Architects / MAI Architects, Seoul, KR, Designer

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

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

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US, Web Content Writer / Online Marketing Coordinator

Write and create content for alumni blogs and
Shoot and edit photography for marketing department
Produce video interviews with notable alumni
Manage association’s social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others
Create, organize and carry out online promotional contests

Nov 2013 - May 2014

Montgomery Herald, Troy, NC, US, Assistant Editor / Reporter

Design and layout weekly pages in InDesign including features, photo features, editorials, paid ads, political columns, letters and obits
Multitask by working 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

Carolina Ballet, Raleigh, NC, Marketing and Social Media Intern

Coordinated cross promotions, local outreach and helped manage relationships with partners
Composed mass emails and managed media kits and CRM distribution lists
Developed merchandising strategy for memorabilia to be sold at performances and camps
Identified effective strategy for marketing to the student population in the Triangle area
Analyzed Facebook insights, Twitter analytics and enhanced Wikipedia page
Worked with local celebrities to organize guest appearances at performances
Acted as representative at select performances and promotional events

Sep 2011 - Apr 2012

Target, Durham, NC, US, Executive Intern

Designed and implemented unique project that improved ad setup and accuracy scores significantly and presented to district manager.
Managed and led large teams of employees in multiple areas including weekly ad placement, guest experience, logistics and as store leader
Contributed in weekly team-building meetings and leadership development exercises
Interviewed applicants and played key roles in hiring decisions

May 2010 - Aug 2010


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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