Ryan Donaghy (BS Civ Egr ’08) is using his background in civil engineering to create a career in architecture in New York City. Donaghy graduated from MSU with a focus in structural analysis and design, including assisting in the construction and instrumentation of reinforced, high-strength concrete shear walls for simulated seismic testing.
He went on to get a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Michigan in 2011. While at the University of Michigan, he taught architectural structures courses to undergraduate and graduate students and participated in summer travel studies in the Netherlands and Taiwan. He was awarded a Graduate Thesis Prize for “Co-Opting the Cloud: An Architectural Hack of Data Infrastructure.”
Since moving to New York, Donaghy has performed competition and schematic design work for Leeser Architecture, including a proposal to renovate the Moscow Polytechnic Museum. His current interests in architecture and design pertain to advanced fabrication and assembly techniques as well as the potential architectural overlaps between invasive computing technologies and the physical environment.