AIA, LEED AP, NCARB – Managing Partner

Collaboration and communication are at the heart of every successful project. Great projects only happen with a well-coordinated design team, general contractor and their sub-contracting team, combined with frequent input from the owner.

As Managing Partner of Nelson Architects, Ryan brings more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of architectural design from programming and master planning, green building design, project management, and landscape design to construction administration. He has built an admirable reputation as an architect as evidenced by a portfolio of repeat clients.

Ryan was the lead architect on the remodel of Benefis Health System’s Eastview Senior Care Center. This project was featured in the September 2015 issue of Healthcare Design’s coveted Annual Showcase.

Ryan is the firm’s lead architect on a number of healthcare projects – renovations, remodels, and additions. These multi-phase, occupied construction projects require a critical level of planning and detail to ensure smooth, 24/7 operations.

Ryan operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, a positive attitude, and the ability to clearly communicate throughout all stages of the project. Those traits along with his sharp architectural skills earn him our client’s trust and confidence.

His organization and attention to detail is translated into every aspect of our projects, from construction documents to preliminary cost estimates, and the myriad of design details in between.

Civic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Healthcare Engineering, Member
  • Design Review Board, City of Great Falls, Member (Past Board Chair)
  • Downtown Master Plan Committee, City of Great Falls, Memberv
  • Commercial Corridors Committee, City of Great Falls, Member
  • Sunburst Unlimited (Pro Bono Design), Board Member
  • Great Falls Society of Architects, Board Member
  • City of Great Falls, Cascade County Historical Preservation Advisory, Council Member
  • Great Falls Home Builders Parade of Homes – 2011 Judge
  • Billboard Ordinance Review Committee, City of Great Falls (past Member)
  • Sign Code Review Committee, City of Great Falls (past Member)
  • Habitat for Humanity Construction, Volunteer
  • Boys & Girls Club, Redneck Run Planning, Committee & Event Volunteer