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  • Vermont Licensed Architect #003.0134097

  • Massachusetts Registered Architect #951417

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) Architect Member #30386023

  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) NCARB Certificate #89751

Ryan n. edwards aia | ncarb

Born a sixth-generation Vermonter, Ryan's design sensibilities have always been drawn to the vernacular and agrarian structures which dot the landscape of northern New England. 

Educated at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston (MArch '10, BArch '08, AAET '05), Ryan has a keen understanding and appreciation for site-specific context-based architecture.  For his thesis, Rise of Consumerism, Fall of Craft: American Vernacular Architecture 1850-2010, Ryan explored the negative effects of American consumerism on craftsmanship in building and architecture, a topic Ryan is most passionate about.

Following graduation, Ryan gained invaluable real-world experience as a carpenter’s apprentice and carpenter at both Brian Elmendorf Custom Homebuilding (Stowe, VT) and Polli Construction (Hinesburg, VT), and then also as a designer and project manager at the award-winning firms of Nancy Stracka Interiors (Boston, MA), LineSync Architecture (Wilmington, VT), and finally, Helicon Design Group (Boston) where he was an Associate up until starting Ryan Neal Edwards, Architect in 2018.

In his free time, Ryan can be found running, hiking, playing tennis, gardening, or out on a bike ride.  Ryan lives in a simple home in Elmore, VT with his wife and partner of 16 years and their affable old yellow lab, Charlie.