Ryan Scanlan, Designer

We lured Ryan to the West Coast from the midwest, where he was spending his time using point cloud data to create working 3-D models of existing structures and honing his skills in Revit, AutoCAD and Cyclone. Ryan is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan’s M.Arch program. While in Michigan, Ryan immersed himself in the local maker culture, including developing knowledge of diverse fabrication techniques, robotics, 3-axis routing, adaptive acoustics and arduino technology. (Look it up, we had to!)


Ryan was seemingly destined to a life in the built environment; he grew up working on construction projects with his family. He has volunteered his time to Habitat for Humanity, working as a crew leader in construction and a lead architect on design projects. He dreams of one day designing dignified housing for Africa’s neediest inhabitants. When he’s not thinking about buildings, he likes to be outside, preferably on a mountain bike.