Ryan  Misner
Assistant Professor of Architecture & Interior Design
School of the Arts
Department of Architecture and Interior Design
330c Swearingen Hall

Ryan Misner is an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture & Interior Design at Samford University. He joined Samford in 2018 to teach in the CIDA accredited Interior Design program and to guide development of the new Master of Architecture Program, seeking NAAB accreditation.  His primary teaching areas include design fundamentals, design communication and graphics, portfolio development, and design process.

Prior to joining the faculty at Samford, he worked as a project architect at award-winning firms in Washington, D.C. He has 20 years of experience in all phases of design and construction management, and has worked on a variety of project types, including: base buildings, commercial interiors, hotel/hospitality, urban planning, and branded environments.  Most recently, he served as the Assistant Director of Examination Development & Research at the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). While there he primarily oversaw the development of the test specification for the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®), led the development of ARE 5.0, and other new research initiatives within the Council.

Misner is a registered architect in the District of Columbia and state of Alabama, a member of the American Institute of Architects, is NCARB Certified, and is NCIDQ Certified.  He was the 2017 recipient of the Ulla B. Rydberg Award while at the University of Florida and was awarded the NCARB President’s Medal for Distinguished Service in 2018.

Degrees and Certifications

MURP, Urban & Regional Planning, University of Florida, 2017
BARCH, Architecture, Ball State University, 2004
BS, Environmental Design, Ball State University, 2004
Licensed Architect District of Columbia and Alabama
NCARB Certified
NCIDQ Certified