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neil ryan young LEED AP 232 N Essex Avenue Narberth, PA 19072 610 348 1188 n e i l r ya n y o u n g @ g ma il. c o m

Portfolio: - Professional work - Academic work


Resume: - Bio - Experience (overview) - Education - Experience (by type)


I have collected 16+ years of experience in Architecture that includes design, documentation, construction administration, business development, consulting and construction. As an “eternal optimist� I am flexible and enthusiastically take on the tasks that need to be completed, believing that all new experiences are opportunities for learning. This allows me to be open to possibilities that present themselves through the process of research and discovery that happen as a result of design. Every project provides me with a new assortment of tools and concepts that can be implemented in the future, and wisdom from various project participants. I am a passionate environmental advocate, and often take on the role of the office sustainability champion. I value social and environmental justice and firmly believe that to design, one must maintain an open mind, open ear, and open heart.


Neil Ryan Young, LEED AP

Environmentalist, Idealist, Human.

Intern Architect / Marketing Manager 2013 - Present

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moger mehrhof architects

As a project manager, I oversee the design, documentation and construction of custom residential projects with an average budget of $1Million. Typical project responsibilities include coordination of existing site conditions, site analysis, code & zoning reviews, energy analysis, design development, contractor coordination, documentation and construction observation.



I move projects from schematic design through documentation and construction, managing an average of 3 projects simultaneously while maintaining client relations and coordinating with contractors and other project consultants.

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In addition to my project management tasks, I work closely with the firm’s partners on business development and office branding/identity. I am responsible for the firms marketing including: design and maintenance of the firm’s website, web search optimization, and the design and oversight of publications both digital and printed.

nalls architects

Intern Architect 2012 - 2013

Intern architect for institutional, healthcare and laboratory projects in a principal-led design and consulting firm that specializes in technically complex facilities. BIM (REVIT) software was utilized on all projects including new construction and adaptive reuse.

re:vision architecture

Communications Manager 2010 - 2012

As communications manager, I worked closely with the firm’s principals on business development. A short list of my daily duties included: client intake, proposal writing, Interview presentations, marketing material, Press releases, web and social media updates, RFP searches, award submissions, office graphics, newsletters and much more. I also served as support on LEED consulting and architecture project work.


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hammel associates architects

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In a dual role as intern architect and marketing manager, I was responsible for project support on all phases work including surveying existing conditions, space planning, design development, documentation and construction administration. I also managed the firms marketing efforts including the overall organization of marketing materials, and writing of proposals.


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Intern Architect / Marketing Manager 2007 - 2010

sims architects

Architectural Design / Marketing 2005 - 2007

Starting as a part-time consultant, I demonstrated my abilities as a competent designer and joined the firm full time. In addition to my project work, I assisted with business development and helped to design and launch, a site designed to promote the firm’s K-12 design expertise.

tippets weaver architects

Architectural Intern 2002 - 2003

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Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA 2002 - 2003/2012 - 2018

Bachelors in Architecture, Minor in Sustainability ts tippe r 1 yea

Philadelphia, PA 2000 - 2002


Architecture Transfer Program

Community College of Philadelphia


Architectural intern for residential and commercial projects that ranged in size from small additions to HUD funded neighborhood redevelopment. My crowning achievement was the design of the award winning facade renovation for PCAD.

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Experience by Project Type:

Multi-Familiy Residential: DD / D / CA (Including High Density Housing) Custom Residential: DD / D / CA Commercial Office: DD / D / CA Ecclesiastical: DD / D / CA Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse: DD / D / CA (Including Registered Historic Bldgs) K-12: DD / D / CA (New Construction, Renovations, Additions) Mid-Rise Commercial: D / CA Municipal Offices & Service Buildings: DD / D / CA Restaurant and Retail: DD / D / CA Tenant Fit-out: DD / D / CA University/Higher Education: DD / D / CA (Renovations, Additions) Construction/Carpentry (Residential and Commercial)

Professional Proficiency:

Business Development (Marketing/Branding/Etc.) Proposal Writing, Award Submissions, Competitions Client Interviews and Interview Preparation Survey and Documentation of Existing Conditions Condition Assessments/Reports Investigative Analysis Master Planning, Space Planning/Test Fits Schematic Design and Design Development Permit Documentation Construction Documentation Construction Administration (including Bid Negotiation) LEED Certification Documentation Project Responsibility Key:

DD - Design/Design Development | D - Documentation | CA - Construction Administration

Technical Proficiency: Select References:

BIM Modeling (Autodesk Revit, Vectorworks, ArchiCad) 2D & 3D Drafting (AutoCAD, Vectorworks) 3D Modeling (AutoCAD, SketchUp ,Rhino) Energy Star Portfolio Manager (Benchmarking, Reporting, Targeting) Graphic Design & Illustrations (Adobe Illustrator and InDesign) Photo Editing (Adobe Photoshop) Customized Digital Forms (Adobe LiveCycle Designer) Website Editing (including HTML Code, Wordpress Code, CMS Editing) Web Design (Adobe Dreamweaver, Muse) Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher, Etc.) Apple (Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Etc..)

Jennifer Rezeli: Managing Principal / Re:Vision Architecture

215 482 1133 (office)

Scott Kelly: Principal-In-Charge / Re:Vision Architecture

215 482 1133 (office)

Paula Behrens: Professor of Architecture / Community College of Philadelphia 267 872 2034 (mobile) Jeff Fama: Architect / Varenhorst | Adjunct Professor / Drexel University 215 870 8416 (mobile) C. Bruce Christman: Partner / Beers + Hoffman Architects

610 621 8763 (mobile)

Professional Work

Energy Efficient Beach House: Nonquitt, MA (Moger Mehrhof Architects)

Project involvement included: - Design of multiple schemes (including 3D viz) - Energy analysis - Pricing documentation/value engineering - Permit & construction documents - Interior design (millwork, tile, etc.) - Construction administration

Private Residence Lower Gwynedd, PA (Moger Mehrhof Architects)

Project involvement included: - Design of multiple schemes (including 3D viz) - Pricing documentation - Energy analysis & payback - Coordination with multiple bidding contractors - Permit & construction documents - Interior design (millwork, tile, etc.) - Construction administration

Lancaster Central Market Lancaster, PA (Hammel Associates Architects)

Project involvement included: - Writing the awarded proposal - Survey of existing, historic structure - Design presentations (3 separate governing organizations) - Documentation (including historic preservation specifications) - Bid preparations, and selection - Construction administration

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design Lancaster, PA (Tippetts/Weaver Architects)

Project involvement included: - Design of facade system - Coordination with area’s leading lighting designer - Pricing documentation

Academic Work

ReGeneration. A Sustainable Master Plan Drexel University: 4th Year Studio

Bartrams Garden Visitor Center Drexel University: 4th Year Studio

Conceptual Massing with Revit Drexel University: 3rd Year Studio

South Facade Panel System: The South facing facade incorporates a panels system consisting of vertically oriented fins that protrude 12� from the face of the building. Distance between these vertical fins is controlled by instance parameters allowing for the design to be adaptable to multiple facade scenarios. Because this project is conceptual in nature, the panel system has not been modified to included varying patterns.

North Facade Panel System: Similar to the South facing facade, the North facade includes a system of vertically oriented fins. In addition, the North facade includes a panel that spans between to vertical fins. This is meant to create a more thermally efficient envelope. The spacing between vertical elements on this panel is based on the Fibonacci sequence where distance between the panels is the sum of the previous two panels.

SOSNA Sustainabilty Master Plan Drexel University: Sustainability In the Built Environment

Prepared for Collaborative Research for Sustainable Design Drexel University: Spring 2013 Overview: Developed as part of a larger presentation on proposed sustainability strategies for the South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA), my proposal focused on reducing energy and improving living conditions. The proposed solar canopy would generate enough electricity for most of the neighborhood, while helping to reduce costs associated with solar heat gain in summer months. In addition to the solar canopies, I designed vertical gardens that could be used to grow food, flowers, and create habitat for bird species. The vertical gardens were conceived as a replacement for much needed trees along streets that were lacking natural features or habitat.

Typical section through Kater St.

Proposed Solar Canopy over Kater Street illustrating solar PV generation.

Proposed Solar Canopy over Kater Street illustrating solar shading effect of Above: Proposed Solar Canopy over Kater Street and Solar Roof Shades over Bainbridge Street Residences.

Proposed vertical gardens & reclaimed parking area used for parklet.

Typical section through Kater St. illustrating light pollution.

Left: Proposed Solar Roof Shades over Bainbridge Street Residences & vertical garden, windmill, streetlight combo.

Proposed solar generated LED street lights.


neil ryan young LEED AP 232 N Essex Avenue Narberth, PA 19072 610 348 1188

Neil Ryan Young Portfolio 2016  

Resume and select project experience from 2002 to 2016