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
Thoughtful. Hard-working. Gregarious. Meticulous. Creative/Imaginative.
University of Pennsylvania • M.Arch • 2014
Certificate in Real Estate Design and Development
University at Buffalo • B.S.Arch • 2012
Minor in Economics
James Cleary Architecture • Intern • 2013
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
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