Involved With Melanie Ryan
Professionally, I'm a Business Development Consultant. I specialize in working with professionals in architecture + design, art, placemaking and the culture that orbits them.
My passion for the built environment has led to careers as Accounts Lead at a creative agency representing award-winning architectural clients to Marketing Director for a prolific Southern California real estate developer to Business Development consulting for clients positioning themselves in Los Angeles.
I bring together the like-minded and uncover collaborations.
I aim to work with innovators revered in their industries, that wish to expand brand positioning and nurture opportunities in untapped markets. As an independent consultant, I enjoy collaborating with PR agencies and organizations that promote urbanism oriented programming.
I graduated from Rollins College with my B.A Degree in Environmental Studies and Urban Design and I especially seek out people and projects for improving public space and material solutions; in the city-dwelling environments I'm often in.
I also co-founded a "moonlight design studio" called OPEN for humans, with my architect partner Todd Sussman, here is a link to his professional portfolio. With our studio together, we focus on developing our own residential projects including our first home we designed together located in Echo Park, nicknamed; The Jungle Gym House, featured in Architectural Digest and dwell.
*I stay "first home" because we are already on the hunt for another ground up project.
/ Business Development
Client Relationship Building
Strategy for landing the work you want
Targeted research / Lead Tracking
Networking / Introductions
Identification of speaking opportunities
Representation in Los Angeles
/ Special Projects
Public Space + Art projects
Cultural / Non-profit Alignment
Event Sponsorships + Participation
Business Development + Strategic Partnership Consulting
for a diverse range; mostly built environment, but not limited to:
a r c h i t e c t u r e
u r b a n i s m
s u s t a i n a b i l i t y
c u l t u r a l i m p a c t
In all consulting partnerships - working with each other includes:
Identifying and developing new opportunities for growth
Audit on internal culture + systems + goals
Guidance for creative solutions to land projects
Access to my vetted resources A + D industry contacts
Email me to discuss your next idea