Ryan Eshelman, AIA, LEED AP

Design Architect  |  Principal


Educational, Hospitality, Commercial

University of Oklahoma Bachelor of Architecture, 1997


Registered Architect, Oklahoma

Certified by the Oklahoma Board Architects No. 4333

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional

AIA Henry Adams Medal
Outstanding College of Architecture Graduate


OU Radar Innovations Laboratory  |  Norman, Oklahoma

Edmond Memorial High School Freshman Academy  |  Edmond, Oklahoma

Old Surety Life Insurance Headquarters  |  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

MAPS 3 Convention Center  |  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER  |  Buffalo, New York

Marriott Horseshoe Bay Resort & Conference Center  |  Horseshoe Bay, Texas

MAPS 3 Senior Health & Wellness Center  |  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

First Fidelity Bank Branches  |  Oklahoma City & Tulsa Areas, Oklahoma

OU Indoor Rowing Facility  |  Norman, Oklahoma

As a designer, Mr. Eshelman’s professional focus is on the programming, master planning, and architectural design of projects. His specialized expertise focuses on the conceptual design, schematic design and design development phases, as well as pre-design services, although he remains involved with projects throughout the construction document and construction phases to ensure that the design concept is executed faithfully. At the beginning of each project, he meets directly with clients, develops a series of drawings illustrating the design concept and returns to the client for review and comment. To ensure that all feasible solutions are explored at the outset, he often develops multiple design options. In addition to his design responsibilities, he devotes attention to business development, pursuing prospective clients and projects, preparing marketing documents and making presentations.

Mr. Eshelman is particularly adept at project layout and planning. His understanding of the way a client will use a facility enables him to design effectively and specifically for that client. His ability to ask the right questions and listen carefully to clients provides the insight vital to successful design solutions. During the design process, he takes into consideration issues such as access, circulation, security, adjacencies, privacy, accessibility and flexibility. Thus his design concepts are highly responsive to these pragmatic elements. This attention to aesthetic excellence, functional performance and financial responsibility is a trademark of his work.

With over 21 years in the profession, Mr. Eshelman’s design experience includes a significant number of hospitality, resort, governmental, commercial, condominium, academic, residential, and entertainment projects.

Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott: Mixing Business with Pleasure


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