Studio Ryan B Coover
Born December 25, 1971• Honolulu, Hawaii

education
The University of Texas at Austin, Master of Architecture, 1997
University of Utah, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1994
DIS, Copenhagen, Denmark, Summer Architecture Program, 1992

exhibits and donations
Plein Air Austin Exhibition, Doughtery Arts Center, Julia C Butridge Gallery, 2014
Wally Workman Gallery, Group Shows, 2007-2011
Austin City Hall - People’s Gallery, Fabric formed plaster sculptures, 2008
Austin City Hall - People’s Gallery, Bamboo lanterns and 2D abstract painting, 2007
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Gala and Silent Art Auction, 2006, 2007
Breast Cancer Resource Center of Austin, Graphic, 2007

awards
• Austin Art Boards, Austin, Texas
Honorable Mention, “Texas Friendly Painted Here”, 2012
• Art x Architects, AIA Austin
Second Award, “My Journey” Sculpture Category, April 2010
• Art x Architects, AIA Austin
Second Award, “Under Earth” Painting Category, April 2010
• Honorary Citizen
City of Austin, Presented on Jan. 2, 2008
• Bahá’í House of Worship, Maui, Hawaii
500-seat open-air temple
AIA Dallas Project Award 2002
• Gathering Point of Imagination, Oahu, Hawaii
600-seat open-air fabric structure
FabStruct International Fabric Competition Honor Award 1997
• World War II Air Force Memorial, Ogden, Utah
Memorial design connecting an air field, hanger, church, and barracks
Hill Air Force Base WWII Memorial Grand Prize 1994

teaching
Studio Ryan B. Coover, Austin, Texas
Private/Group Watercolor and Sketching School, Since 2014

The Contemporary Austin, Art School, Austin, Texas
Faculty, Watercolor Basics and Beyond, 2013

Graduate School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin
Visiting Lecturer, Visual Communications & Drawing Discoveries, 2005

No. 8 Middle School, Yueyang, Hunan, China
Public School English Teacher for 6th-12th grade, 1998-1999

University of Utah, School of Architecture, Salt Lake City, UT
Design Teaching Assistant, Summer 1993

lectures
Visual Communications & Drawing Discoveries, AIA Austin Summer Academy, 2006
Our Childhood Space, The Center for American Architecture & Design, UT Austin, 2005
The Phenomenology of Space and Healing Gardens, AIA Austin, 2004
Gathering Point of Imagination, University of Texas at Austin, 1997
Infinite Threshold, National Bahá’í Center, Oahu, Hawaii, 1997

publications
The Good Life Magazine, Shelter, “Everything I Know about Architecture I learned in Kindergarten, Well Almost”, page 40, December 2007
LUXE Magazine, page 74, Summer 2007 - Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Houston
Fabrics & Architecture, page 23, March & April 1997
Bamboo Arts and Craft Gallery, www.bamboocraft.net

research
Bamboo Structures - Independent Research, Bamboo Temple for the Island of Maui, Hawaii, 2006
Fabric Form Work - Center for Architectural Structures and Technology, University of Manitoba, Canada, Fall 2006
Bamboo - Independent Research “Created bamboo lanterns from one piece of bamboo, Spring 2000
Fabric Form Work - The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture with Mark West, Spring 1997

community affiliations
Plain Air Austin, Since 2014
SafePlace, Volunteer, Since 2013
Tim Johnson's Ride on Washington, Since 2010
AIA Austin Executive Committee - Facilities/Gallery, 2007-2008
Wally Workman Gallery, Artist, 2005-2012
Radiance Bahá’í School, Education Committee Member, 2004-2010
Bamboo Arts and Craft Network, Artist, Since 2001

professional registrations & affiliations
Registered Architect in the State of Texas, 2001-2013
The American Institute of Architects, 2001-2010

selected projects
• www.ryancoover.com
Creation of web page illustrating artistic works by Ryan B. Coover

• Brackenridge Field Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin
Feasibility development study and design

• Dell Lounge at Macy’s Harold Square, New York, NY
Design and installation of a retail lounge promoting the release of the new Dell Inspiron computers

• Welch Hall Courtyard, University of Texas at Austin
Feasibility study and design

• Perry Castaneda Library, University of Texas at Austin
Feasibility study and design for lobby and learning commons

• 2007 International Bamboo Building Design Competition
Entry focused on presenting innovative detailing, joint mechanisms, and construction methods

• Department of Computer Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
Feasibility study and master planning of new and existing buildings

• Radiance Bahá’í Sunday School, Round Rock, Texas
Bahá’í center renovations, education administration, and teaching

• Flight 93 National Memorial, Somerset, Pennsylvania
Design entry

• Department of Natural Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
New building study for the Veterans Administration Brain Imaging Facility Partnership

• T. Boone Pickens Ranch, Mesa Vista, Texas
Collaborated with design team and contractor on model making, interior renderings, and construction documentation

• Bamboo Lantern, Dallas, Texas
Researched, designed, and crafted lantern proposed to Crate & Barrel

• The Mother Temple of South America, Linderos, Chile
Design proposal for the Bahá’í House of Worship for the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Chile

• City of Murphy, Texas
Watercolor renderings of new town hall and city center

• Bahá’í House of Worship, Maui, Hawaii
Design proposal for a new 500-seat open-air temple

• Bahá’í House of Worship, Oahu, Hawaii
Extensive documentation of research and design process for a proposed Bahá’í House of Worship for the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the Hawaiian Islands