Ryan Madson

Assoc. ASLA

  • B.A., Georgia Southern University
  • M.U.P., University of Virginia
  • M.L.A., Harvard University

"I am inspired to share my ideas with others so we might contribute to the creation of more equitable, resilient and delightful neighborhoods, public places, cities and regions. Such an ambition is necessarily collaborative and requires the dedication of talented students ... who will go forth to shape the city of tomorrow."

Ryan Madson | Architecture, urban design professor

Awards, recognition and honors

Penny White Traveling Fellowship, Harvard University; State of Georgia Planning Award for the Statesboro Comprehensive Plan, with Lott + Barber Architects


American Society of Landscape Architects

Previous Positions

Postgraduate researcher and graphic designer, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; teaching assistant, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; urban designer, Solid Objectives - Idenburg Liu; landscape architect intern, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates; planning consultant, Lott + Barber Architects; appointed member, Savannah Historic Site and Monument Commission; neighborhood coordinator, city of Savannah; campus planning intern, University of Virginia's Office of the Architect

Publications and presentations

  • “The Picturesque: Functionalism without Nostalgia,” Sculpture in the Landscape Symposium, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Scotland, U.K., August 2012
  • "The Boulevard and the Future of Adaptability: Lisbon's Segundo Circular," Rethinking Real and Virtual Infrastructures in the 21st Century: Innovative Boulevards in Lisbon, fall 2011
  • "Reflections on Intangible Infrastructure in Mumbai," co-authored with Bryan Bell, Extreme Urbanism: Reimagining Mumbai's Backbay, fall 2011
  • "Guidelines for Sustainable Buildings and Environmental Design," University of Virginia's Office of the Architect, 2005