Ryan grew up in Delaware admiring the architecture of the colonial, beach, and collegiate towns around the state. After studying philosophy at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., he later returned to study architecture in its graduate school where a newly minted concentration in classical architecture and urbanism was available. With a deep admiration for history and philosophy, Ryan felt at home studying traditional architecture and the symbolism steeped into the built environment while living in a city that offers so many compelling examples. He has since lived in several cities across the U.S., gaining valuable experience and inspiration before returning East and joining BVA.
He believes that architecture is a public art meant to be experienced and lived in. Assisting clients in bringing their design dreams to life both on a public scale and in an intimate personal setting is what excites him most about his chosen field.