about us

 

We are an award winning Los Angeles architecture and interior design practice known for creative, contemporary, sustainable design with a hands-on approach.

Founded in 2011 by Oonagh Ryan, we have a growing and diverse portfolio that includes several private houses, as well as multi-family housing and commercial interiors including restaurants, retail and office spaces.

We believe in design excellence achieved through a collaborative exchange of ideas. That design is a team effort achieved through relationships and partnerships. And most importantly that the quality is in the details and that challenges push innovation.

We research, we think, we work hard, we take risks, we test, we improvise, we adapt, we go forward and we follow through.

 

 

our team

 
  Oonagh Ryan  AIA Principal   Hometown  Waterford, Ireland   Qualifications  Diploma in Architecture - Dublin Institute of Technology  Bachelor of Architecture - University of Dublin, Trinity College   Experience  Frederick Fisher & Partners, Koning Eizenberg    Fun   Pen & ink illustrations for the book Frederick Fisher, Architect (published 1995)    Favorites    building  Unité d'Habitation, Barcelona Pavilion  trip  Croatia  last read  NW, Zadie Smith  music  Arctic Monkeys, Pixies, Stone Roses, Radiohead

Oonagh Ryan AIA
Principal

Hometown
Waterford, Ireland

Qualifications
Diploma in Architecture - Dublin Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Architecture - University of Dublin, Trinity College

Experience
Frederick Fisher & Partners, Koning Eizenberg

Fun
Pen & ink illustrations for the book Frederick Fisher, Architect (published 1995)

Favorites
building Unité d'Habitation, Barcelona Pavilion
trip Croatia
last read NW, Zadie Smith
music Arctic Monkeys, Pixies, Stone Roses, Radiohead

  James Guillou  Associates   Hometown  La Jolla, California   Qualifications  Bachelor of Architecture - University of Southern California, Los Angeles   Experience  Warren Techentin Architecture, The Jerde Partnership    Fun   Construction coordination sketch renderings of Robert Graham’s Venice residence    Favorites    building  The Salk Institute, Universita Luiga Bocconi, Caixaforum  trip  Berlin  last read  Kafta on the Shore, Haruki Murakami  music  Bjork, Nicolas Jaar, LCD Soundsystem

James Guillou
Associates

Hometown
La Jolla, California

Qualifications
Bachelor of Architecture - University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Experience
Warren Techentin Architecture, The Jerde Partnership

Fun
Construction coordination sketch renderings of Robert Graham’s Venice residence

Favorites
building The Salk Institute, Universita Luiga Bocconi, Caixaforum
trip Berlin
last read Kafta on the Shore, Haruki Murakami
music Bjork, Nicolas Jaar, LCD Soundsystem

  Rani Ranade  Designer   Hometown  New Delhi, SF Bay Area   Qualifications  Master of Architecture - University of Virginia Bachelor of Arts - UCLA   Experience  Studio Wumo Rios Clementi Hale Studio    Fun   Cooking, Camping    Favorites  building  Dutch Embassy in Addis Ababa, Igualada Cemetary  trip  Barcelona  last read  Cutting for Stone  music  Nina Simone, Cesaria Evora, New Order, The Beatles

Rani Ranade
Designer

Hometown
New Delhi, SF Bay Area

Qualifications
Master of Architecture - University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts - UCLA

Experience
Studio Wumo
Rios Clementi Hale Studio

Fun
Cooking, Camping

Favorites
building
Dutch Embassy in Addis Ababa, Igualada Cemetary
trip Barcelona
last read Cutting for Stone
music Nina Simone, Cesaria Evora, New Order, The Beatles

 
 
  Mark Freres  Designer   Hometown  San Antonio, TX   Qualifications  Master of Architecture - Texas Tech University Bachelor of Science, Architecture - Texas Tech University Certificate in Digital Design and Fabrication   Experience  Austin Design Collaborative JOHO Architecture    Fun   Volunteer at A+D Museum Participant in Seoul Biennale 2017    Favorites    building  Church of Light, Pantheon  trip  South Korea  last read  R. Buckminster Fuller "World Man"  music  Damien Rice, City and Colour, Chance The Rapper

Mark Freres
Designer

Hometown
San Antonio, TX

Qualifications
Master of Architecture - Texas Tech University
Bachelor of Science, Architecture - Texas Tech University
Certificate in Digital Design and Fabrication

Experience
Austin Design Collaborative
JOHO Architecture

Fun
Volunteer at A+D Museum
Participant in Seoul Biennale 2017

Favorites
building Church of Light, Pantheon
trip South Korea
last read R. Buckminster Fuller "World Man"
music Damien Rice, City and Colour, Chance The Rapper

  Marie Kim  Studio Manager   Hometown  Cherry Hill, NJ & New York, NY   Qualifications  Master of Art History & Archaeology - Institute of Fine Arts Bachelor of Arts, Art History - Rutgers University   Experience  James Wagman Architects Barbara Mathes Gallery    Fun   Travel, yoga, hiking    Favorites    building  The Beyeler Foundation  trip  London, Paris, Seoul  last read  All the Light We Cannot See  music  Lorde, Arctic Monkeys

Marie Kim
Studio Manager

Hometown
Cherry Hill, NJ & New York, NY

Qualifications
Master of Art History & Archaeology - Institute of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Arts, Art History - Rutgers University

Experience
James Wagman Architects
Barbara Mathes Gallery

Fun
Travel, yoga, hiking

Favorites
building The Beyeler Foundation
trip London, Paris, Seoul
last read All the Light We Cannot See
music Lorde, Arctic Monkeys

 
 

 

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oonagh ryan architects, inc.
923 east 3rd street #105
los angeles, ca 90013
tel 323 908 0700
info@ora.la