Ryan Hier, AIA

Architect / Associate

Ryan Hier, AIA

Architect / Associate

Since 2012, Ryan has tenaciously contributed to the culture and portfolio of BVH. A resident of Nebraska his whole life, he earned a master of architecture from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. His education was saturated with diverse design pedagogies fostering in him a critical naivete toward the built environment, never settling for banal solutions.

Ryan has worked on a range of building typologies, from religious to educational, focusing on the rich socio-cultural context of each project and expressing those contextual relationships in the architecture. A spirit of curiosity, experimentation and collaboration guide his design process in order to arrive at the best solution.

Guided by a passion for making, Ryan has developed an interest and expertise related to additive manufacturing techniques (3D printing) at the micro and macro scale, testing ideas through numerous scale models during design phases and considering the implications of large-scale 3D printed building components.

What is your favorite place you have visited?
Seattle, WA.

What are you optimistic about?
I believe in unveiling the design potential in each project regardless of budget, scale or other constraints.

How do you engage your community?
I volunteer as a guest critic for the UNL College of Architecture as well as promote architectural awareness through involvement with the AIA.

What is your area of interest or research?
My research focuses on the implications of movement within built space and its effect on user experience.

What is your inspiration?
I am inspired by the meticulous complexity of machines and the beauty in their operation.