Ryan McEnroe, , AIA, ASLA, LEED AP, an associate with Quinn Evans Architects, has been recognized with the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) 2018 Young Architects Award. The award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers.
Raised on an organic farm, McEnroe’s multidisciplinary talents in architecture and landscape architecture include expertise in historic preservation, urban planning, and sustainability. He has published and presented extensively on the value of integrating agriculture with building systems as a landscape strategy. McEnroe’s work at Quinn Evans Architects has included design of the new bird house at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Park, upgrades at the Brookings Institution, and an addition to the St. Albans School Little Sanctuary.
McEnroe is active with the AIA’s Young Architects Forum, where he currently serves nationally as the knowledge director and previously served as a regional director. He is a co-founder of the AIA|DC Chapter’s Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program (CKLDP) and is a past national director of the American Institute of Architects Students (AIAS). He has also been an active volunteer with the National Council of Architectural Registration Board and the National Architectural Accrediting Board. McEnroe has won numerous design and professional awards, including the 2014 AIA|DC Emerging Architect Award, the 2015 D.C. Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies Young Architect Award.
“Through his energy and thoughtful outreach on a national level, Ryan McEnroe, AIA, has empowered the next crop of architect leaders. Leading by example through countless volunteer hours, he has instilled in design professionals currently advancing their careers a drive to strengthen the profession and better serve society.”
- American Institute of Architects
McEnroe holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture with minors in urban planning and landscape architecture from Arizona State University (2005). He holds a master of landscape architecture and a master of architecture with a certificate in historic preservation from the University of Virginia (2009). He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects.