A creative problem solver, Ryan Cooper credits his architectural education with much more than his design skills, it taught him independence, perseverance and the importance of failing as a key component of success. Ryan was one of a handful of early participants in the Integrated Path to Architecture Licensure program, which allowed him to complete the architecture experience requirement and the Architecture Registration Examination while earning his Masters of Architecture degree. Having graduated in the midst of a pandemic, Ryan recognizes the value of flexibility in life and design. After all, it only took a few days for the way we work and live to drastically change.

  • Masters in Architecture, North Carolina State University (2020)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, North Carolina State University (2016)
"We need to design buildings and spaces that easily and affordably accommodate change. Flexibility should be incorporated into every project, no matter the size, type, budget or location."