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WHO - Leadership

Global Perspective

 

For the last three decades, Steven Ryder has designed award-winning architecture for local, national and international clients within diverse market sectors. Like the design process, the best buildings are a balance—contemporary yet enduring, rational yet provocative.  Steven’s 25 years of international design in the Pacific Rim includes projects in Japan, China, Korea, Indonesia, India, Brazil, and the Middle East. 

 

As international design architects and planners, we are collaborative partners providing design leadership, knowledge, and unique global perspective to high performance teams which has lead to numerous successful and award winning project.  Steven Ryder has personally lead projects from concept to completion bringing the collective wealth of years of expertise and knowledge to each client’s vision. 

He received a B.A. in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley in 1977, and was a registered architect in the State of California.  He has been the leader of many award-winning projects, most notably The Grove at Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles, NHN (Naver) Headquarters, Infinity Forum, and Samseong Bromex Master Plan in Seoul, Korea, and The J. David Gladstone Institutes at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus in San Francisco, California.  Mr. Ryder’s design experience is broad and diverse including over 200 architectural projects, multiple awards and publications, and 7 AIA Awards, in the following primary markets: Large-scale Mixed Use, Corporate & Commercial Office, Planning and Urban Design, Retail and Entertainment, Civic, Research and Technology, Healthcare, Hotel and Resort and High-rise Residential.  

 

Prior Firm Expereince 

2017 - Current      Principal, Atelier Ryder

2008 - 2016           Partner, DRDS, Los Angeles 

1999 - 2007           Senior Associate, NBBJ SF and Los Angeles Offices

1983 - 1999           Senior Associate, KMD Architects + Heller Manus

1981 - 1983           Design Architect, LPA,  Orange and Sacramento Offices

Steven Ryder, Architect

Principal

sgr@atelierryder.com

Tel: 310.779.5578

Relevant Experience [Select Projects]

MASTER PLANNING​

  • TMC BioMed Campus Master Plan, Houston, TX 2020 

  • Sri Lanka Affordable Housing Master Plan, Colombo, Sri Lanka 2018

  • Resort Casino, Dakla, Morocco, 2016

  • Liberty S&T Park, Liberty Missouri 2014

  • Texas A&M Research Park Master Plan, College Station, TX 2014

  • Liangdu Cultural District Master Plan, Chengdu, China 2011

  • Angeles Fields Master Plan, Lynwood, CA 2011

  • Dongzhou Island Master Plan, Fukya, China 2010

  • Sanya Olympic Bay Master Plan, Sanya, China 2009

  • Samsong Bromex Master Plan - Goyang City, Korea 2009

  • RK Army Regional HQ Master Plan Competition, 2009

  • Mabuk Townhouse Master Plan, YongIn, Korea 2008

  • Hamyang Four Season Resort Masterplan - Hamyang, Korea 2007 

  • Sacramento Riveredge Masterplan - Sacramento, California 2006

  • Lynwood Promenade Master Plan (Concept) - Los Angeles, California 2007

  • The Spectrum at Clear Creek Masterplan - Houston, Texas 2003

  • West Dublin Pleasanton Bart Master Plan – Pleasanton, California 1999

  • East Bay Bridge Master Plan, Oakland, CA

  • Bay Street Master Plan, Emeryville, CA

  • Mission Bay Mixed-use Master Plan, San Francisco, CA 1996

  • Habor Bay Isle Master Plan, Alameda, CA

  • South Natomas Masterplan (Completed) - Sacramento, California 

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  • Doksan Mixed-use, Seoul, Korea 2013

  • 4570 Executive Drive, San Diego, CA 2012

  • Xiaoshen Office Headquarters, China 2012

  • Wateridge Circle, San Diego, CA

  • Guiyang Hot Springs Tourist City, Guiyang,China 2011

  • Dukso District Mixed-use Development, Seoul, Korea 2011

  • Paragon Mixed-use Residential, Seoul, Kora 2011

  • KNN  Media Center, Busan, Korea 2009

  • YTN HQ and Broadcast Studios (Competition) Ilsan, Korea 2009

  • SIT Complex PF Project - IT Media Center, Ilsan, Korea 2008

  • Asan Baebang 71 Story Mixed-use Highrise, Asan, Korea  2008

  • lsan Bromex Kintex Office + Science Museum (Competition) - Ilsan, Korea 2008

  • 445 Ash Street/Residential Tower (Design + Entitlements) - San Diego, California 2005

  • Ttukseom Residential Highrise + Mixed Use (Under Construction) - Seoul, Korea 2007 

  • NHN Corporate Headquarters (Under Construction) – Bundang, Korea 2006

  • CJ Corporate Headquarters + Broadcasting Studios (Construction) - Seoul, Korea 2005

  • Ttukseom ST Project (Competition) - Seoul, Korea 2005

  • Asan Bae-Bang PF Competition - Korea 2005

  • IT Complex, Digital Media City (Completed) - Seoul, Korea 2005 

  • Dongtan Mixed Use Complex (Competition) - Seoul, Korea 2003

  • MBC Broadcasting (Competition) - Seoul, Korea 2002

  • Silvercup Studios (Design) - Queens, New York 2001

  • Hewlett Packard Corporate Innovation Center - Palo Alto, Ca 2001

  • Daewoo Headquarters - Songdo, Korea 1999

  • Shanghai International Business Center, Shanghai, China 1993

  • California Plaza Office Park (Completed) - Sacramento, California 1982

  • One Second Street Office (Completed) – San Francisco, California 1985

  • Senator Hotel Restoration (Completed) - Sacramento, California 1981

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CORPORATE - COMMERCIAL

  • Boston Private Wealth Management, Trust and Private Banking, 2019

  • WeWork Offices in Seattle, LA and Santa Monica, CA 2020

  • Shenzhen District 03 Mixed-use, Shenzhen, China 2014

  • Santa Monica Gateway, Santa Monica, CA 2014

  • The Discovery Center, College Station, TX 2013

  • Tangshan Mixed-use, Tangshan, China 2014

  • Sands Lake Mixed-use, Hongzhou, China 2013

RETAIL

  • Boston Private Branch Bank, San Fransisco, 2019

  • Shenzhen District 03 Mixed-use Retail Center, Shenzhen, China 2014

  • Tangshan Mixed-use Lifestyle Center, Tanshan, China, 2013

  • Sands Lake Mixed-use, Hongzhou, China 2013

  • Hyundai Department Store, Pangyo City, Korea 2011

  • Angeles Fields Master Plan, Lynwood, CA 2011

  • Lynwood Promenade Master Plan  - Los Angeles, California 2007

  • Daelim Ttukseom Mixed-use Retail Center- Seoul, Korea 2005

  • Ttukseom ST Project (Competition) - Seoul, Korea 2005

  • The Spectrum at Clear Creek, Houston, TX 2004

  • Dongtan Mixed Use Complex (Competition) - Seoul, Korea 2003

  • The Grove at Farmers Market - Los Angeles, California 1996

  (See Master Plan and Commercial List for Additional Retail Projects)

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COMMERCIAL MIXED-USE

  • Shenzhen District 03 Mixed-use, Shenzhen, China 2014

  • Sands Lake Mixed-use, Boutique Hotel, Hongzhou, China 2013

  • Doksan Mixed-use, Seoul, Korea 2013

  • Liangdu Cultural District Master Plan, Boutique Hotel, Chengdu, China

  • Dongzhou Island Master Plan, Fukya, China 2010

  • Sanya Olympic Bay Master Plan, 2 Resort Hotels, Sanya, China 2009

  • Asan Baebang 71 Story Mixed-use Highrise, Asan, Korea  2008

  • Sacramento Riveredge Masterplan, Hotel - Sacramento, CA 2006

  • 445 Ash Street- Hotel+Residential Tower - San Diego, CA 2006

RESIDENTIAL - HOSPITALITY

  • 201 Lexington Live/Work Lofts, Glendale, CA 2014

  • Beijing S&T Hotel, Beijing, China2103

  • Sands Lake Mixed-use, Hongzhou, China 2013

  • Doksan Mixed-use, Seoul, Korea 2013

  • Sejong Road 6-star Hotel, Seoul, Korea 2011

  • Dukso District Mixed-use Development, Seoul, Korea 2011

  • Asan Baebang 71 Story Mixed-use Highrise Hotel, Asan, Korea  2008

  • 445 Ash Street/Residential Tower (Design + Entitlements) - San Diego, California 2005

  • Ttukseom Residential Highrise + Mixed Use Project (Under Construction) - Seoul, Korea 2007

  • Dongtan Mixed Use Complex (Competition) - Seoul, Korea 2003

  • Silvercup Studios (Design) - Queens, New York 2001

  • West Dublin Pleasanton Bart Master Plan – Pleasanton, California 1999

  • San Jose Convention Hotel, San Jose, CA 1999

  • Shanghai International Business Center, Shanghai, China 1993

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CIVIC

  • San Franciso Zoo Exhibits, San Francisco, CA 2020

  • Beijing Jewelry Expo, Beijing, China 2011

  • Busan International Passenger Terminal, Busan, Korea 2011

  • Song Art Museum, Shenzhen, China 2011

  • Sejiongsi Ministries Government Offices, Daejon, Korea

  • Qingdao Horticulture Expo 2014

  • Daejeon Government Center (Competition) Daejeon, Korea 2008

  • National Assembly Hall Competition, Seoul, Korea  20008

  • Korean Animation Museum (Under Construction) – Bucheon, Korea 2006 

INSTITUTIONAL

  • UC Hastings College of the Law Interiors, San Francisco, CA 2020

  • District Work Centers, Stanford University, CA 20019

  • KBS Broadcast Studio HQ Expansion, Seoul, Korea, 2017

  • Hamad Medical Center Emergency Annex, Doha, Qatar 2014

  • Texas A&M University ERB Research Building, College Station, TX 2014

  • LH Korea Land and Housing Authority Corporation, Jinju, Korea 2012

  • Scripps Medical Office Building, La Jolla, CA 2011

  • Pangyo Global R&D Center, Pangyo Techno-Valley, Korea 2009

  • Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Korea 2009

  • Songdo Science Village - Academic & Commercial - Songdo, Korea 2009 

  • KEPCO Headquarters Competition, Geumcheon-myeon, Korea, 2009

  • Songdo MT Center -R&D and Offices (Competition) Songdo, Korea 2008 

  • UCSD Calit2, San Diego, CA – 200,000 SF Academic Research + Conferencing Center 2005

  • J. David Gladstone Institutes (Completed) - San Francisco, California 2004 

  • Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporate Campus - New Jersey 2002/2004

  • Welcome Trust Phase I (Master Plan) - Hinxton, England 2003

  • Children’s Cancer Research Center (Completed) - San Antonio, TX 2001 

  • Baxter Research Campus (Master Plan) - Redwood City, California 2000

  • NIH Neuroscience Research Institute (Competition) - Bethesda, MD 2000

SPORTS + CONVENTION CENTERS

  • LAFC Soccer Stadium, Los Angeles, CA  2014-2015

  • Gaoxin Sports Complex, Chengdu, China 2014

  • Gu An Sports Park Arena, Beijing, China 2014

  • Chivas USA Soccer Stadium, Los Angeles, CA 2012

  • Shenyang City District Sports Center Competition, Shenyang, China 2011

  • YongIn Civic Sports + Recreation Area, YongIn, Korea 2009

  • Hwaseong Sports Complex, Hwaseong, Korea 2008

  • Goyang City Indoor Sport Arena Complex (Competition) - Ilsan, Korea 2008

  • Incheon Stadium (Competition) – Incheon, Korea 2007

  • Lynwood Promenade NFL Stadium – Los Angeles, California 2007

  • Olympic Village 2006 Asian Games (Completed) – Doha, Qatar 2003

  • Seoul Velodrome (Competition) – Seoul, Korea 2002

  • Sacramento Memorial Auditorium (Completed) – Sacramento, California 1999

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AWARD + PULBICATIONS

Over the last 35 years many of Mr. Ryder’s projects have been published.  As summary of publications is as follows:  DRDS:  Mark Magazine, DeZeen, Architectural World News, +Mood;  NBBJ:  Architectural Record, SPACE Magazine; KMD:  Newsweek, Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Architecture Magazine, A+U, KIA, NIKKIE, and Design & Construction.  Also, over the last 30 years many of Mr. Ryder’s projects have won numerous awards. An outline of projects is as follows: 

 

2016        Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, Hwaesong

                Sports Complex, Seoul, Korea  

2016        Mabuk Meadowood Estates, KEPCO Headquarters, + KNN Media

                Center Architizer Publications

2015        Shenzhen District 03 Mixed-use, Shenzhen, China Architizer Publication

2015        LH Korea Land+Housing Corp.,Poly Two Rivers Master Plan -

                Architizer Publication  

2014        AIA LA 2014 Merit Design Award, Hwaesong Sports Complex, Seoul, Korea 

2012        LH Headquarters Competition Winner, Jinju, Korea

2011        Busan International Passenger Terminal Competition Winner, Busan, Korea

2011        Modern Atlanta AIA Prize, Honorable Mention YTN Broadcast Studio HQ

2010        AIA Los Angeles Design Award, NHN Headquarters, Bundang, Korea

2010        KIA Design Award, NHN Headquarters, Bundang, Korea

2009        KNN Media Center Competition, Busan, Korea

2009        AIA LA Next Award, Samseong Bromex Master Plan

2009        Songdo Science Village Competition

2008        Hwaseong Sports Arena Competition

2008        Goyang Indoor Sport Arena Competition

2007        AIA LA Next Award, Hamyang Eco-Resort Master Plan

2005        IT Complex Competition, Seoul Korea 

2005        Ttukseom ST Project Competition, Seoul, Korea

2005        Animation Museum, Pucheon, Korea

2004        J. David Gladstone Institutes, Office of the Year, San Francisco, CA

2003        Children’s Cancer Research Center, ABC Builders Award

2003        H. Lee Moffitt Center + Research Institute, S. Florida Builders Award

2003        ABC Builders Award,UT Children’s Cancer Research Institute, San Antonio,TX

2001        National Competition Finalist-NIH Neuroscience Research Institute, MD  

2000        KIA Design Award, New Seoul Station, Seoul Korea

1998        Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, California Historic Preservation Award

1996        Kookmin Bank Headquarters Competition Winner, Seoul, Korea

1996        Jinro Mixed-use Development Competition Winner, Seoul, Korea

1996        Taejun High Speed Rail Station Competition Winner, Taejun, Korea

1996        Finalist New Seoul International Airport Transportation Center, Korea

1995        Nasan Metro Plaza Competition Winner, Seoul, Korea

1994        New Shanghai International  Business Center, Shanghai, China

1993        Minneapolis Federal Courthouse Competition Finalist, Minneapolis, WS

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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Over the last 30 years Mr. Ryder has been active in many professional activities including but not limited to the following:

 

2014    Guest Lecture for Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey

2013    Guest Lecture for Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

2013    Guest Lecture for CAG, Beijing, China

2012    Guest Lecture for China Fortune, Sports & Entertainment, Beijing, China

2012    Guest Lecture for Greenland Development, Hongzhou, China

2012    News Broadcast Interview for New Great Park Master Plan, Chengdu, China

2008    Guest Lecture for Korea University, Seoul, Korea

2005    Guest Lecturer CCAC College, San Francisco:International Business Practices Series

2005    Case Study Support, J. David Gladstone Institutes, Cal Poly University

2003    Member ULI, SPUR, AIA SF Chapter

1998    Guest Lecture for Seoul National University School of Architecture

1996    Guess Speaker for Walter A. Hass School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

               “Real Estate Design and Development Trends in China.”

1995    Director of Business Management Program Seminar Series, San Francisco-Shanghai 

                Sister City Committee with the University of San Francisco Business School

1994    Guest Speaker for the International Trade Council & San Francisco Chamber of

                Commerce “Pacific Rim: Opportunity for Growth”

1994    Guest Speaker for the San Francisco-Shanghai Sister City Committee Trade

                 Delegation,  “Creating Places: Mixed-use Developments”(Joint presentation

                 with Reichmann Internationaland Embarcadero Center Group

1993    Guest Speaker for Shanghai Municipal Agencies: “ Maximizing Development Potential

                in Urban Centers.”

1993    Committee Member, San Francisco Sister City Committee 1993-1996.