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Ryan Hullinger, AIA

With a specific focus on enhanced clinical performance and adaptable hospital design, Ryan works to ensure that research-driven methodologies are at the center of NBBJ’s design process. Most recently, he has focused on a performance-based approach to design that leverages the transformative potential of Building Information Modeling (BIM), Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and prefabrication. This work is yielding architectural solutions that are collaboratively developed, rapidly constructed, and highly adaptable, and he has presented this research at conferences across the United States and presentations abroad in Canada, New Zealand, and the Middle East.

His work has received numerous national design awards, including the top honors bestowed by Modern Healthcare in 2011 and Healthcare Design in 2012, and been published in leading healthcare design journals and engineering, construction and design publications including Metropolis, Building Design & Construction, and Engineering News-Record.

Ryan holds a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University.


Mayo Clinic Transform Summit, Transform Workshop, Rochester, MN, September 25, 2019

USGBC Columbus, Design Columbus Symposium, Columbus, OH, 2014

AIA Columbus, Evolution of Practice Symposium, Columbus, OH, 2013

Alberta Ministry of Health, Infrastructure Conference, Edmonton, Canada, 2013

Healthcare Design Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 2012

AIA Ohio Convention, Cleveland, OH, 2012

American Society for Healthcare Engineering, PDC Summit, Phoenix, AZ, 2012

Healthcare BIM Consortium, Panelist, Washington DC, 2011

American Society for Healthcare Engineering, PDC Summit, Tampa, FL, 2011

AIA Columbus Design Awards, Columbus, OH

COAA, Facility Owners Leadership Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 2010

NEOCON, Chicago, IL, 2009

AIA Columbus, Large/Small Firm Symposium, Columbus, OH, 2009


Multi-Trade Prefabrication,” Sustainable Architecture and Building, March 2014

Take it Off-Site,” Healthcare Design, September 2013