Mark Ryan

Mark Ryan, AIA

Design Principal

“It is amazingly gratifying being engaged with our next generation of practitioners, watching them transition from the classroom, to making significant contributions within the community."

Mark believes in the art of the possible. With a keen focus on the value that good design brings to both the individual and the collective community, his approach and practice have been highlighted by projects that are simultaneously civic in nature and personal in their potential impact. He brings 25 years of experience and a portfolio that is a diverse mix of award-winning projects recognized for their specific, unique solutions to the challenging circumstances presented by each new project. Mark's dedication to justice and juvenile projects have allowed him to provide design, studies and master plans for more than 20 juvenile facilities including the first LEED Platinum juvenile project in the country.

Mark joined HDR after working in Europe and after leading his own successful architectural practice for 14 years. He uses his skills in comprehensive planning and sustainable design to create meaningful, impactful projects that are rooted in place and context. Strategic in his thought process and comprehensive in his approach to design solutions, Mark is equally adept at the pragmatic resolution of ideas and the poetic synthesis of systems.

Mark’s career also includes a passionate involvement with education. For the past 12 years he has been an adjunct professor in the Design School at Arizona State University and the School of Architecture at the University of Arizona, in addition to frequently serving as a design critic at universities across the country. Mark also currently serves as the AIA Phoenix Metro Chapter past president.