DRAW Architecture + Urban Design principal, Ryan Warman, uses his technical and aesthetic approach to create beautiful, functional and sustainable work that changes the way people live.
Dedicated to understanding the technical aspects of architecture, Ryan is well versed in the latest innovations, having mastered Revit and BIM strategies of project delivery. He is the first architect to become a Certified Passive House Consultant in the Kansas City metro area and is a founding member of the Certified Passive House Alliance KC Chapter. His expertise on construction and material science brings a level of realism to any design project, and his hands-on creative approach ensures this realism results in the creation of inspiring, livable spaces.
With a broad range of project experience, Ryan has worked on many award-winning community facilities throughout the Kansas City Metro area for municipal and state owners. Including the world headquarters for Applebee’s International, the 46,000 square foot Bartle Hall Ballroom expansion, and MyARTS, a metropolitan arts center located in Independence, Missouri. Ryan was responsible for the technical and aesthetic development of the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City, Missouri and was the lead designer on the Watershed Center (both while at BNIM); these projects meet program needs to create functional community amenities while using ground-breaking sustainable design approaches. As a leading member of the local USGBC Green Schools Committee, Ryan worked with local educational facilities to find economical ways to enhance the efficiency of their buildings. He believes in a collaborative design process that incorporates innovative environmental design strategies to create design solutions that enrich the lives of the user while also having a positive impact on the land on which it is built.
As a leading member of the local USGBC Green Schools committee, Ryan is worked with local educational facilities to find economical ways to enhance the efficiency and operations of their buildings. While serving as the 2012 AIA Missouri President, Ryan was named Architect of the Year by the AIA Kansas City board members.