Ryan Hier, AIA

Architect / Associate

Ryan Hier, AIA

Architect / Associate

Since 2012, Ryan has tenaciously contributed to the culture and portfolio of BVH. A Nebraska native, he earned a master of architecture from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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 problem would you like to solve with design?
There isn’t one problem; I’m motivated by the belief that the design process can yield extraordinary solutions to a multitude of complex topics, regardless of scale or magnitude

What is the most impactful thing you’ve learned over the course of your career?
There is always something more to learn.

What inspires you?
I am inspired by the meticulous complexity of machines and the beauty in their operation.