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Ken Ryan


Ken Ryan


Ken Ryan has served as a leader on projects involving complex regeneration/ mixed-use development, large scale master plans, sustainable design, resort/ recreation plans, community participation programs and governmental coordination. Mr. Ryan oversees the firm’s Community Planning and Urban Design Studio.


Mr. Ryan is known for his leadership, strategic insight, creative thinking and communication skills. His experience overseeing projects from initial ideas to successful implementation provides him with and an understanding of the important interrelationship between marketplace, environmental setting, political sensitivities and design considerations.


As a leading industry expert, Mr. Ryan is a sought after speaker and media resource for his insights and observations. He has been selected numerous times in Builder & Developer’s “Who’s Who in Homebuilding,” was recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential People in North Orange County Magazine, and was one of three representatives from the United States invited to participate in an international roundtable discussion held at the SINO-International Real Estate Summit in Shanghai, China. He has guest lectured at USC, Cal Poly Pomona and UCI, published numerous articles regarding the planning profession and has participated in Orange County radio and television programs.


Bachelor of Science, Urban Planning
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

Community Service

City of Yorba Linda
- Past Two-Term Mayor and Councilman
- Past Planning Commissioner/Chairman
- Past Parks & Recreation Commissioner/Chairman

Selected Affiliations

Placentia Linda Hospital
-Governing Board Member | Past Chairman

Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency
-Past Board of Directors
-Past Two Term Chairman

Selected Presentations

ULI Fall Conference
Los Angeles, CA
“Elevating Design through Public Involvement”

Attorney General’s State of California Roundtable Oakland, CA
“Project California”

APA National Conference
Chicago, IL
“Elevating Design through Public Involvement”

Selected Publications

“Obtaining Community Consent - Top Ten Principles” - Multi Housing News

“Advantages of TOD’s” -

“Creative Urban Solutions”- Multifamily Trends

“City Makeover” - BuilderNews