Ryan Dawson, RA, NCARB

Commercial Market Principal

Ryan builds long-term relationships with clients, representing their interests throughout the design and planning process. He’s achieved successful outcomes in projects from award-winning regional headquarters and offices to mixed-use facilities, to unique housing and hospitality projects, entertainment venues, training and educational facilities, and transit and multi-modal facilities. His ability to bring everyone to a unified consensus has allowed him to work on an international stage as well as in numerous cities throughout the United States.

An exceptional communicator and thought leader, Ryan is a past Board Member of AIA’s Denver Chapter and has served in various leadership positions over the years for the Urban Land Institute. His community involvement has also included the Gold Crown Foundation, We Care, and Habitat for Humanity.

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“I listen carefully to understand each client’s unique perspective … centering the design process around you the client and collaborating to a successful project.”

“We shape our buildings, and afterwards, our buildings shape us.” — Winston Churchill This quote may be equally applicable to the interior design of buildings as it is the exterior, according to FSB Senior Design Project Manager John Osborne. In the past decade, business owners have witnessed work environments change significantly to become central to […]

As the COVID-19 pandemic affects the world, there are many things out of our control. One aspect that is in our control is the operation of the building HVAC systems at the workplace. Recent case studies have shown that the spread of airborne aerosols (sneeze, cough or breathe) can be affected by the HVAC distribution […]

Many people assume that the less expensive a building is, the less attractive it will be. This is a common misconception, as an appealing design can definitely be achieved for any type of facility, even when there are tight budget constraints. “Building designs typically consider function first, and this includes issues like durability, maintainability and […]

FSB stepped up to help the Oklahoma Department of Tourism expedite its office relocation into the Department of Commerce building when the agency was given five days to vacate its current offices. The FSB team worked with Tourism and Commerce staff to successfully plan and execute the move in just one weekend. The Situation: Relocation […]