Ryan Smolik has been a designer since 1997 when he began his career at KKE Architects in Minneapolis. While working on a number of commercial projects, an opportunity came along to be involved in the residential design/build process. This would prove to be the direction for his niche in the residential design community.
In 2004, he joined Lake Country Builders as a designer, where he later became the Head of Design. There, he designed the First Certified Green Kitchen in South Minneapolis. Ryan went on to become Design Director at Kuhl Design/Build where he helped win several ROMA awards as well as a Historic Preservation Board award.
Ryan has 15+ years of experience in all phases of the Design/Build process and holds his B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota.
When Ryan isn’t working, he enjoys chasing his sons, playing hockey, skiing and golf. In his free time he likes to cook (especially spicy foods) and being able to create and find unique pairings.