Ryan M. Docken

Ryan M. Docken

Beresford, SD, US




Jeff Kipnis, Columbus, OH, US, Design Lead, Fabricator

2012 Venice Biennale: Common Ground, Peter Eisenman Room

Helped lead the overall design & construction of a 8’ x 10 ‘ site model, oversaw the design and production of over 150 individual buildings, and directed their layout on the site.

Mar 2012 - Sep 2012

Habitat for Humanity: Winter Warriors, Columbus, OH, Volunteer

Construction and deconstruction on-site aid on multiple low-income housing projects.

Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

Freelance, Sioux Falls, SD, US, Designer and drafter

Produced complete construction drawings, renderings, and specifications of an indoor pool.

Aug 2010 - Sep 2010

AmeriCorps: Recovery Go Green Initiative, Lincoln, NE, US, Urban Community Learning Center Full-time Volunteer

Designed and implemented an elementary curriculum based upon grant objectives and local needs.

Jun 2009 - Aug 2010

TSP, Sioux Falls, SD, US, Design Intern/Project Assistant

Designed schematic proposals, wrote and edited specs, drafted construction details, researched materials/methods of construction, modeled and rendered multiple projects in all phases of design.

May 2007 - Jan 2008


The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2010 - Jun 2012

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Bachelor of Science of Design - Architectural Studies

Aug 2005 - May 2009


Exit Review Finalist, Nomination

Nominated and voted for by the faculty to re-present and defend thesis to an invited critic.


Faculty Prize, 1st Place

Awarded prize by Visiting Professor Michael Piper for detailed and attentive research in accordance
with the studios ambitions, and subsequent design implementation.


Nebraska Glass Competition, 2nd Place

Awarded scholarship for glass design


Areas of Specialization