SCAD professor Ryan Bacha

Ryan Bacha

Assoc. AIA

  • B.S., Fairmont State College, 1995
  • M.Arch., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2003

"Architecture has two faces, one is the construing or thinking about the making and the other is the actual making. I believe that connecting the two is a critical act in the teaching of future architects."

Ryan Bacha | Architecture professor

Awards, recognition and honors

Innovation Award, Virginia Tech Solar Decathlon 2003, Washington D.C.; Best in Show Trade Booth, Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity, Southern Home Show, Savannah; City of Lynchburg, Virginia, Design Charette Award; Bachelor Award, Fairmont State University; West Virginia AIA scholarships


U.S. Green Building Council; International Living Building Institute; American Institute of Architects; Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture; Savannah Solar; RhinoFabLab; Education Community; Autodesk

Previous Positions

Owner, BKDW LLC, Savannah; associate, Dunay Associates, Blacksburg, Virginia; assistant professor, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, West Virginia; associate, Brown Drafting Services, Blacksburg, Virginia; teaching assistantship, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia; associate, WYK & Associates, Clarksburg, West Virginia; job supervisor, Bartlett Building Co., Benwood, West Virginia; apprentice carpenter, Leonard Construction Co., Charlotte, North Carolina

Publications and presentations

  • U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon: Request for proposal to National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado
  • Design Methodologies: Teaching Digital Design Fundamentals, ASCAAD 2006, abstract accepted
  • Design Methodologies: Teaching Fundamentals of Electronic Design, ACADIA 2005, conference workshop