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With broad experience in construction management, engineering, and architecture, Ryan formed citySTUDIO, LLC with a mindset of efficiently moving projects forward to benefit clients and the greater community. Ryan studied Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where he received his Masters of Science. After working several years in construction management at Carnegie Mellon Design & Construction, Ryan worked independently, and with a number of Pittsburgh community benefit organizations, as owners rep, project manager, general contractor, crew foreman, and design-build engineer. From successful management of highly-contested zoning cases, to personal experience in general construction, plumbing and electrical trades, Ryan’s wide-ranging work experiences give him a particularly extensive understanding of the process of building in the city. He chairs the Housing and Land Use Committee of the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, and is Passive House certified.



Vera has designed many commercial buildings and community facilities, as well as hundreds of homes of many different styles and types. Her residences include custom single-family homes, apartments and condominiums, large-scale neighborhood developments, townhouses, tiny houses, and affordable housing. Vera received a Bachelor of Architecture, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame. Before working for citySTUDIO, she worked at Devlin Architecture as an Architectural Designer, and at Urban Design Associates (UDA) as a Design Consultant for projects in India, Nova Scotia, and Scotland. Her expertise includes construction drawings, architectural renderings and models, presentations, and marketing.



Pauline Marie Zeren received her professional and post-professional degrees in Architecture and Urbanism simultaneously from the University of Notre Dame in 2010. While at Notre Dame, Pauline received the Henry Adams Medal as well as several awards for student work.  Mrs. Zeren pursued additional training at the University of Notre Dame Rome Studies Program, and the Tuscan Classical Academy summer program in Architecture and Landscape Design.  Her professional experience includes work with David M. Schwartz Architects (Washington D.C.), Devlin Architecture (Pittsburgh, PA), The Churches Conservation Trust (London, UK), and the Liturgical Institute of USML (Mundelein, IL). Pauline is also a recipient of the Rieger Graham Prize from The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

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