Ryan Schultz

Project Architect

As a licensed, practicing architect and founder of OpeningDesign (An uberly transparent and open source architectural studio), Ryan has spent the last decade actively exploring how new technologies and collaborative approaches can be harnessed to address the waste and inefficiencies currently plaguing the construction industry.

He played a cardinal role in co-founding Studio Wikitecture – an award-winning architectural firm that used emerging 3-D web technologies to crowdsource building design.

Building off the momentum of Studio Wikitecture, Ryan founded OpeningDesign.com.

Specialties: Licensed Architect (IL, WI), Architectural Designer, Project Manager, BIM Coordinator


Georgia Institute of Technology
Masters in Architecture
2000 – 2002
– Awarded Nix Mann Fellowship; Sponsored by both Perkins and Will Architects and Georgia Institute of Technology.
– Design Emphasis: Majority of studio projects centered around trying to accommodate the automobile while maintaining the integrity of the pedestrian realm.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.S. Architecture
1993 – 1998