MINNEAPOLIS (November 20, 2008) – Ryan Companies US, Inc. announced it has hired Randy Gould as director of architecture for the design-build/developer/real estate manager’s growing Architecture and Engineering group. Gould brings 17 years of experience as an architect, combined with 7 years of experience in construction, to support Ryan’s development teams as they integrate the design process into the programming, planning, management and technical delivery of a customer’s project.
“Randy’s greatest asset is his expertise in the integrated delivery process, which ends with not only a beautiful building, but quality, high-performing asset,” said Will Jensen, vice president of Architecture and Engineering, Ryan Companies US, Inc. “His track record of working in partnership with his customers to understand their needs first and then delivering the projects that meet those needs is a natural fit with Ryan’s dedication to building lasting relationships.”
As director of architecture in Ryan’s Architecture and Engineering group, Gould is responsible for the team’s successful execution and delivery of Ryan’s integrated design solution from conceptualization through occupancy. This includes team operations, programming and planning, project management and technical design delivery utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM), with a focus on overall design quality and performance. He works closely with the project team and his customers in the early planning stages of a project, assisting them with design decisions that will directly impact their building’s utility, aesthetics, lifecycle costs, constructability, operations, sustainability, budget and schedule.
“Randy’s experience with large-scale projects for national, Fortune 500 customers such as General Mills and Harrah's Hospitality will directly benefit Ryan and our ability to continually meet and exceed our customers design, performance and budget expectations,” said Collin Barr, president of Ryan Companies US, Inc.’s Minnesota Region. “Ryan continues to grow our national accounts in the hospitality, corporate office, entertainment, build-to-suit and mixed-use markets, and Randy’s depth across these product types as well as his overall design leadership will be valuable contributions to that growth.”
Gould most recently worked as director of operations, associate, at SmithGroup. Prior to that, Gould was a studio operations leader at Cunningham Group and a project architect for Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc.
Gould most recently completed work on the FBI Minneapolis Field Office in Brooklyn Center, Minn., Isleta Hotel and Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico and a campus expansion at General Mill World Headquarters in Golden Valley, Minn.
Gould is an Associate with the American Institute of Architects, an Advisory Board member with Hennepin Technical College’s Construction and Building Trades, and was a founding member of Itasca County Habitat for Humanity.
About Ryan Companies, US, Inc.
Ryan Companies US Inc., a nationally recognized developer, design-builder and real estate manager, has specialized in fully integrated solutions for more than 70 years. Ryan builds lasting relationships with a project delivery model based on full-service customized solutions and total collaboration – pairing the customer’s needs and expectations with the talents of a team of developers, financiers, architects, engineers, constructors and property managers. In addition to its Minneapolis office, Ryan has offices in Chicago, Phoenix, San Diego, Tampa, Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines, Iowa. Ryan was named the 2007 National Developer of the Year by the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP). For more information, visit www.ryancompanies.com