Episode Description

There are many ways to get involved and carve out your ideal career in the AEC industry. Where do you begin? In our latest episode, Chris Ryan of Ryan Studio, LLC joins the podcast to discuss the best ways to foster an environment of collaboration across teams, how to reconcile the different perspectives between architects and owners, the reality of making your own ideal career in the field, and more.

Chris Ryan is the Founder of Ryan Studio, LLC. He is a Building Design & Development Consultant with over 20 years of professional experience creating unique projects and building meaningful spaces that combine work and play. He is a licensed Architect, registered contractor, former commercial development executive, college professor, and national-level competitive athlete.

Todd Takes

  1. Finding Your Passion in Construction: Chris emphasizes the importance of finding your passion and making your career your own in construction. His advice to explore the diverse options and paths in the industry is invaluable. Don’t feel constrained by a standard career flow—find what works best for you.
  2. The Importance of Trust in Construction: Trust is the cornerstone of relationships in construction, a team sport that requires everyone working in unison. The most successful teams and projects connect the dots early with all stakeholders, balancing diverse perspectives for optimal outcomes.
  3. The Power of ‘Narrative Architecture’: Chris’s concept of ‘narrative architecture’ is spot on. Clearly defining the project’s intent and bringing it to life tells a compelling story that resonates with all involved.

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