Ryan Keener


Ryan joined the Mode Architects team in 2015, bringing with him some ten years of experience in commercial, retail, and residential design and construction.  Ryan also currently holds an adjunct professorship at The Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Architecture, of which he is also a graduate.  He was co-event coordinator for Columbus Design Weeks 2012-2015, a non-profit event which seeks to develop design outreach programing within the community.  He has sat on the AIA Columbus Emerging Professional Committee since 2013, and held the Co-Chair position in 2015. 

Outside of the design community Ryan is a Volunteer Leader with BESA, a non-profit providing service opportunities to young professionals.  Ryan is interested in educating the general public about design, architecture, and urbanism as a means for change.


Beyond the Bio

If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to and why?

If I could travel back in time I would travel to 1893’s Chicago’s World Fair to take a maiden voyage on the Ferris Wheel, and drink some of the first batches of Pabst Blue Ribbon


If you were a superhero, what powers would you have?

My superhero power would be the power of teleportation.  Outside of the obvious benefits of not having to pay for gas, and getting stuck in traffic, I could always make a dramatic entrance to any party.


Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

Alec Baldwin would be cast as the lead role in the Academy Award winning movie of my life.  Alec’s detail to the dramatic and comedic theatrical arts got him the audition, but it’s his smooth talking voice that landed him the role.