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Ryan Hess

Ryan Hess


Every day brings forth new challenges to be solved and new interactions with clients and the community.

Ryan Hess AIA, LEED AP

At Mills Group, Ryan brings a comprehensive understanding of green design and historic preservation to support the firm's portfolio of new construction and historic redevelopment projects. From the conceptual design, he emphasizes an integrative design process that combines historic passive design solutions with modern engineering solutions to create innovative, sustainable, and culturally relevant buildings. Additionally, as a project manager, Ryan places a strong focus on the triple bottom line of every project. He ensures that projects not only stay on schedule and within budget, but meet the rigorous requirements of high performance, green buildings.

Ryan joined the Mills Group following an extensive education in the fields of architecture, business, and engineering. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Architecture, where he researched total building performance and sustainable solutions for the built environment. Upon graduation, Ryan became a LEED AP with the United States Green Building Council. Prior to postgraduate study at Carnegie Mellon, he earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering at West Virginia University.

Ryan enjoys working and engaging with clients on many diverse projects while meeting their unique needs. Outside of work, Ryan loves being outdoors and enjoying the mountain landscape of the region.