Ryan Maruyama

Ryan Maruyama

Eugene, OR, US

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I stand inside where it is warm and watch the hummingbirds fight each other over the last drink of nectar. I can’t help but think “we won’t be so lucky to see such beauty next year.” I sit in front of my laptop with a sticker over the camera hole, safety at last! I read about how our country fights over tweets and subpoenas. A mixer of fear and comedy stirs inside, what an interesting time we live in.

As I wade through a sea of current events, I try to focus my efforts on what is important to me. My education has always been geared towards the conservation of the environment. Where my professional career has been a deconstruction of it. I love both and can’t do without either one.

The attached catalog is an archive of various interventions across scale, development, and thought. It attempts to play with familiar forms while speculating on modern dilemmas. It provides a small lens into found discrepancies our society has held onto. Weighed down by gravity. Blown over by wind. 



University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, Research Assistant

Researched various 3D print material for elastic bending
Laser-cut curved folded plate design for luminaire
Performed hydrogen bubble testing on folded plate facade
Compiled and drafted research papers and booklets

Jun 2019 - current

Gensler, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Researched gentrification in the Art’s District for the City of Los Angeles
Rendered sections, elevations, and perspectives for Studio 6
Refined landscape design for SoLe Mia, Miami
Revised grading and road design for SoLe Mia, Miami
Collaborated on Nashville 5th + Broadway mix-use designs

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017

TY LIN International, Kuala Lumpur, MY, Executive Engineer

Performed analysis on various high-rise structures.
Orchestrated foundation design and construction for Lumi Tropicana.
Administered Lumi Sales gallery from pre-design to client handover.
Handled drawing submissions and revisions for authority approval.
Monitored contractor’s progress, advised on planning and submissions.
Reviewed contractor’s alternative designs

Mar 2014 - Jul 2016

Bumimetro Construction, Kuala Lumpur, MY, Project Engineer

Developed gantt charts for streamlined project management
Designed shoring systems for transfer beams from scaffolding
Coordinated with clients, consultants, contractors, product sales reps
Produced reports for extension of time requests
Resolved construction defects with small task force
Enforced catch up work programs for projects behind schedule

Aug 2011 - Mar 2014


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, MArch, Architecture

Focused on landscape and media
Hired as a graduate employee taught classes in structures and introduction to media

Jun 2016 - Jun 2019

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, US, Bachelors, Civil Engineering

Focused on environmental engineering and structures
HIred as a computer lab technician

Aug 2006 - May 2011

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