RYAN E SMITH portrait
  • Director, Coll Of Architect & Plan-Dean, Integrated Technology in Architecture
  • Associate Professor, School Of Architecture
  • Associate Dean of Research & Community Engagement College of Architecture + Planning

Professional Service

  • Modular and Offsite Construction Summitt. Role: Co-Chair. Co-chair. 08/01/2017 - 03/15/2018
  • WoodWorks USA. Role: Host. Host of CPD event. 08/01/2016 - 08/06/2016
  • Architectural Research Centers Consortium. Role: Co-Chair. Co-Chair of Annual Conference 2017. 06/01/2016 - 07/01/2017
  • NAAB. Pratt Institute of Design, NAAB Architectural Accreditation, Education Team Member . 01/2016 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Career and Professional Development Center Faculty Recognition Award. University of Utah, 04/2018
  • Service Award - The Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, ACSA West Region Director - Contributions to architectural education . ACSA, 06/2017
  • U Celebrate Research Award, University of Utah Campus wide award for research excellence . University of Utah, 04/2017
  • Collaboration Award – Scottish Enterprise, Co-creation of the Offsite Hub, Construction Scotland Innovation Center, (International Council Advisory Member) . Scottish Enterprise, 03/2017
  • Member Award - National Institute of Building Sciences, Singular award for research and service contributions to NIBS councils . NIBS, 01/2017
  • Queen’s Anniversary Prize - Royal Anniversary Trust, UK, Awarded to Edinburgh Napier University for timber engineering, sustainable construction and wood science - Senior Research Fellow and PhD Student . Royal Trust, UK, 09/2015
  • Upjohn Award and Stipend for Research: Solid Timber Building Performance. American Institute of Architecture, 12/01/2012
  • 20 UNDER 40 Mountain States: Influential leaders in the construction industry. Engineering News Record, 03/2012
  • Modular Building Fellowship Award - first recipient for service in being a leading researcher, thought leader, educator in the offsite modular industry. Modular Building Institute, 03/2012
  • The ARCC New Researcher Award, given to one individual annually, is intended to acknowledge and reward emerging figures in architectural and environmental design research that demonstrate innovation in thinking, dedication in scholarship, contributions to the academy, and leadership within architectural and environmental design research. Architectural Research Centers Consortium, 03/2011
  • Creative Achievement Award. “Integrated Technology in Architecture Program (ITAP)” Sustainable and lean integration research and teaching initiative . Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 03/2011
  • Upjohn Research Award + Stipend American Institute of Architects Energy Efficiency Benchmarks for Housing . American Institute of Architects, 2009
  • Creative Achievement Award. “Assembling Architecture Studio” Industry collaborative studio on production as a means of design process Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) . Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 2009
  • Collaborative Practice Award. “Suburban Redux: Resource Conservation Housing Studio” Kennecott Land and local builder partnering studio to design prefabricated green housing . Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 03/2007


  • Modular Building R&D Lab Cracow University of Technology, Poland (MB R&D Lab), Expert Council, 01/01/2016 - present
  • Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), International Board Member, 10/01/2015 - present
  • Off-Site Construction Council, National Institute of Building Sciences (OSCC NIBS), Board of Directors, 09/2013 - present
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), Board Member, 07/2013 - 07/2016
  • Centre for Offsite Construction + Innovative Structure, Edinburgh Napier University (COCIS), Senior Research Fellow, 09/01/2012 - present
  • PocketArchitecture Technical Design Series Routledge (PocketArch), Senior Editor, 01/01/2012 - present
  • Building Technology Educators' Society (BTES), President, 01/01/2011 - 12/30/2011
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA), Center for Integrated Practice Leadership Group Education Liason, 01/2010 - present
  • Common Ground Publishing (CGP), Constructed Environments Advisory Board, 01/2010 - 12/2011
  • Construction History Society of America (CHSA), Member, 06/2009 - present
  • Lean Construction Institute (LCI), Member, 06/2009 - present
  • Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE), Educational Materials Committee, 01/2009 - present

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