Quinn Evans Architect Recognized for Work in Leadership Development
Ryan McEnroe, FAIA, ASLA, LEED AP, LFA, and associate with Quinn Evans, has been elevated to the American Institute of Institute’s (AIA) College of Fellows. McEnroe is one of 73 professionals elevated in 2023, including six from the AIA’s Washington, D.C., chapter. The honor recognizes architects who have “achieved a standard of excellence in the profession and made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.”
McEnroe joins 13 other Quinn Evans professionals who have achieved the esteemed fellowship status in the AIA as well as the American Society of Landscape Architects since the firm’s founding. A commitment to AIA involvement and leadership has been integral to Quinn Evans’ mission and culture since its establishment in 1984. Both of the firm’s founders, Michael L. Quinn and David S. Evans, were honored with fellowship status. Carl Elefante, FAIA, FAPT, LEED AP, principal emeritus, served as the AIA’s 94th president from 2017-2018.
McEnroe’s work at Quinn Evans has included the Bird House renovation and several other renewal projects at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Park; the new National Native American Veterans Memorial at the National Museum of the American Indian, also for the Smithsonian; and the U.S. Botanic Garden Production Facility for the Architect of the Capitol.
McEnroe has been active with the AIA’s Young Architects Forum, where he served as national chair in 2020, and previously served as the knowledge director and regional director. He is a co-founder of the AIA|DC Chapter’s Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program (CKLDP), which now boasts nearly 700 alumni across the country, and is a past national director of the American Institute of Architects Students (AIAS).
McEnroe has also been an active volunteer with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), where he chaired the NAAB Team Training Task Force in 2018 and 2019. He has won numerous design and professional awards, including the AIA|DC Emerging Architect Award (2014), the AIA Young Architects Award, ENR’s Mid-Atlantic Top Young Professionals Award, the BD+C40 Under 40 Award, and the AIAS Emerging Professional Honor Award (all in 2018).
“Through his commitment to our profession, including advocacy and outreach on a national scale, Ryan empowers and enables future generations of architects to advance their careers, strengthen the profession, and better serve society,” says Alyson Steele, FAIA, LEED AP, president and CEO of Quinn Evans. “He has worked tirelessly to bring successful mentorship programs and educational initiatives to the national level. Ryan has impacted the careers of countless young architects.”