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Ryan Cain
Associate, Senior Project Architect

Midwest grown, east coast trained, and now Pacific Northwest resident. Ryan began his architecture career in 2003 at a small firm in New York, where he learned the ins and outs of the craft. In ’07 he moved across the country seeking a better quality of life in the Bay Area, and by 2010 he and a business partner started their own firm. While building his business, Ryan and his team learned how to collaborate from different offices across several cities efficiently. This came in handy when Ryan and his family decided to move to Portland after he fell in love with the town during a solo motorcycle trip to the Arctic Circle.

Having worked at small companies and international design firms (i.e. Perkins Eastman and Gensler), Ryan has touched on many project types from housing and medical to a cultural center and education facilities.

When not designing projects and jumping on video conferences with his team in Bend, Ryan enjoys time with his son, riding his motorcycle when the weather is nice, and volunteering in the community. Check out Ryan here teaching the next generation of architects!

Facts about Ryan

  • Joined Pinnacle: 2019
  • Years of experience: 17
  • Office Location: Portland
  • Registered Architect: Oregon, Washington, California
  • Market experience: Housing, Senior Living, Education, Healthcare, Commercial, Community-Based
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee