EDUCATION SUMMARY

WORK EXPERIENCE


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HONORS & ACCOLADES

SKILLS & SOFTWARE

HOBBIES & ACTIVITIES

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA - B. Arch, Business Minor, College Honors, Class of 2012

Fairfield College Preparatory School, Fairfield, CT - Class of 2007

 

Mark P. Finlay Architects; Southport, CT - 2020-present

    Architect (Registered NY, NJ, CT, MA, RI, DC)

Leading projects of varying program, size, and scope with a focus in High End Residential and Country Club markets across North America. Daily involvement in design development, construction documents, and construction administration. Utilizing Revit & BIM360 to remotely manage and coordinate teams of 30+ design professionals per project.

Christopher Pagliaro Architects (formally Pagliaro Bartels Sajda Architects); South Norwalk, CT - 2013-2019

    Associate, Architect

Provided architectural design, detailing, and construction administration for custom homes on North America's most prized waterfront real
estate. Active in studio design charettes as well as client design sessions. Demonstrated proficiency with BIM (Revit) for production of both presentation and construction documents. Introduced and managed staff transition into Revit and VR presentation environments.

 

Sawyer | Berson; New York City, NY - 2016

    Itm. Architect

Introduced firm to Revit and created BIM model for client presentation. Presented staff an overview of the capacity and efficiency of building information modeling specifically within the Revit platform.

Reel Me; Palo Alto, CA - 2014-2015

    Engineering Manager, Graphic Designer

Mobile app development for a movie recommendation engine that utilizes a combination of gamification and social networks to gather more relevant data; leading to more advanced/accurate recommendations.

 

ReadyTin, ReadyTin.com; Fairfield, CT - 2012-2014

    Founder, Executive Manager

Startup company selling pocket-sized readiness kits for everyday emergencies. Designed product line and developed it from concept through production and sales. Created and managed; web presence, multimedia marketing campaigns, international supply chain, integrated sales in both wholesale and retail markets. Ceased efforts in 2014 to give full personal capacity to architectural career.

 

Wiles + Architects; Bridgeport, CT - 2013

    Architectural Intern

Worked with BIM (Revit) and web-based management software to design, produce and manage construction documents for a broad range of projects. Program types included but were not limited to; single-family residential, religious, educational, mixed-use institutional and advanced animal care facilities.

 

Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation; Westport, CT - 2010-present

    Advisory Board Member

Responsible for planning and managing fundraising, as well as advising distribution for three different scholarship funds. Honored as judge and guest speaker at Annual Scavenger Hunt and Celebration Party.


Activities Board; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA - 2010-12

    Co-Chairman of Special Events ’10, Chairman of Publicity ’11

Responsible for the planning and production of special events on campus. Handled talent contracts, venue reservations and ultimately accountable for an annual budget of over $20,000.

Best Custom Home, 3000-4000 SF, HOBI Awards, 29 Goodsell Hill Road - 2018
Best Fairfield County Spec Home $1-2 Million, HOBI Awards, 23 Patricia Lane - 2017
Best Spec Home $2-3 Million, HOBI Awards, 315 Noroton Avenue - 2017
Custom Home of the Year, HOBI Awards, 61 Bluff Avenue - 2016

College Honors at Graduation, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture - 2012

Nomination, Forth Year Design Awards, Ten Students Selected by School Head and Faculty - 2011

1st Place, EPIC Metals Design Competition, Lewis & Clark Exhibition Barge - 2010

1st Place, CMU SoA School-Wide Sketch Problem, UPMC Rooftop Park - 2010

3rd Place, CMU SoA School-Wide Sketch Problem, CFA Student Lounge - 2009

Summa Cum Laude, Carnegie Mellon University - 2008

Deans List, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Top 35% of Class - 2008

CAD (Revit, BIM360, AutoCAD, Enscape, Lumion, Rhinoceros, SketchUp)

Adobe CS5 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)

Web Development (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript)

Digital Fabrication (Laser/Water-Let Cutting, 3 Axis CNC, 3D Printing)

Hiking, Bouldering, Guitar, Banjo, Landscaping, Ice Hockey, Shooting, Photography, Bonsai, Meditation, Board Games, Carpentry, Furniture Making, Watercolor, Oil Painting

Registered Architect

CT, RI, DC, NY, NJ, MA

© Ryan T Ralston 2021.