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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. 


I graduated from Rollins College with my B.A Degree in Environmental Studies and I especially seek out clients and projects for improving public space; in the city-dwelling environments many of us are often in.     

Personally, I also co-founded a "moonlight design studio" 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 Los Angeles, nicknamed; The Jungle Gym House, featured in Architectural Digest and dwell

2023 - We have begun our second design/build project together, located in Florida. 

Longer term goals, I'd like to focus on more design for good endeavors; opening a showroom space with programming, develop a full community in nature, and continue to focus on larger scale projects that solve urban issues. 

I'm a supporter of arts and culture organizations: RxART, LA Nomadic Division and a member of professional organizations: LAHQ, and ULI Next.   

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