Design influences daily life & architecture is the ultimate expression of cultural values & ideals. I help to communicate how designers & architects envision the world through compelling stories and imagery.
After receiving two bachelor degrees from the University of Minnesota, in Architecture and Urban Studies, Twin Cities native, Ryan Siemers attended the University of Oregon's Portland Center for Urban Architecture. His time in Portland was motivated by a desire to understand public policies' affect on place making and the form of cities. Particularly that created by the Urban Growth Boundary and a successful transportation network.
Ryan returned to Minneapolis, to work with the national design-build firm, Opus Architects and Engineers to gain perspective on the motivations and capabilities of a private developer. During the several years he spent in the Design Group he was heavily involved in the pursuit, conceptual design, and early design development of a broad base of project typologies including: Higher Education, Multifamily, Mixed Use, Lifestyle Retail, High Rise, Judicial, and Fitness (to name a few). It was there that he honed an understanding of what makes a strong presentation to both public and private audiences.
Photographer / Filmmaker
Ever since he can remember, Ryan possessed a mind for the art of story telling.
During what has become the "Great Recession", it was clear that Ryan needed to reshape his passion for architecture, photography, and the digital arts, into a set of services that can serve the architectural community by crafting stories that communicate the value, ingenuity, and beauty that design brings society in a clear and compelling way.
Ryan's passion to learn, grown, and innovate has driven him to be a pioneer in architectural cinematography and filmmaking in Minnesota.
His flexible approach to production (budgeting, narrative discovery, script development, leverage existing firm assets, and creating new ones), makes him an ideal candidate for projects of any size.