My name is Ryan Duncan Koella. 

I am a young architectural designer, finishing up a broad education in architecture, testing what kind of discussion I can help create within the profession. 

A list of things I identify with (in no particular order):

  • approaching challenges with thoughtful design
  • cooking meals with a good dose of experimentation
  • attempting to unpack and analyze architectural details
  • exercising intellectual creativity through musical improvisation
  • working with my hands

Personal Traits

Thoughtful. Hard-working. Gregarious. Meticulous. Creative/Imaginative.


University of Pennsylvania • M.Arch • 2014

Philadelphia, PA

Certificate in Real Estate Design and Development

University at Buffalo • B.S.Arch • 2012

Buffalo, NY

Minor in Economics

Professional Experience

James Cleary Architecture • Intern • 2013

Brooklyn, NY

Working with James, I assisted with Schematic Design and drafted Construction Documents for two highly detailed residential renovations in Brooklyn.

Uniland Development Co. • Design Intern • 2011-2012

Buffalo, NY

As a part of the design team in a large development company, I was deeply involved with Schematic Design of mixed-use communities, residential buildings and office buildings. I also worked on construction documents for office fit-outs and site improvement projects.



Alpha Rho Chi • 2009- Present

National Professional Fraternity for Architecture and the Allied Arts • Senenmut Chapter • Buffalo, NY

Vice President • Senenmut Chapter • 2011-2012