As Managing Director for the Seattle and Vancouver offices, Ryan is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the office, leveraging his experience building lasting partnerships with our clients to define intent, envision successful outcomes, and solve problems relating to space, experience, and culture. His experience across diverse project types and geographies — design strategy, workplace design, master planning, retail, transportation, and civic engagements that span the globe — allows him to quickly understand the complexity of his clients’ challenges and set in motion new strategies to solve them. He has also developed and managed implementation of long-term global design strategy programs for some of Gensler’s most innovative clients, driving their cultural cohesion, employee engagement, and effectiveness. Ryan previously led the strategy studio in Seattle, where he founded the Consulting and Brand Design practices. He earned a B.S. in Architecture from Washington State University and a Certificate in Architecture from Denmark's International Study Program.