Ryan Lobello, AIA, CPHD

Senior Associate, Director

Ryan Lobello is a Director in Handel Architects’ Denver office, which he co-founded in 2022 after spending ten years in the firm’s New York City office. Mr. Lobello has focused on sustainably designed high-rise residential and mixed-use projects, and he is currently serving as Project Manager for a 3-building 660,000 SF mixed-use development in Atlanta, GA, adjacent to the landmark Ponce City Market building. The project has an aggressive decarbonization strategy, featuring all-electric technology, and includes a mass timber office building called 619 Ponce, a 400-key hospitality tower, 160 unit rental residential building along the Atlanta BeltLine, and 50,000 sf of vibrant retail.

Mr. Lobello’s previous work at Handel Architects includes serving as Project Architect for Cornell Tech’s residential tower, The House, on the new Roosevelt Island campus in New York City. Completed in 2017, The House was the largest Passive House residential building in the world when it was completed. Mr. Lobello then served as Project Architect for Sendero Verde, Handel Architects’ new 100% affordable project in East Harlem, NY. Sendero Verde is also being built to Passive House standards and will be the world’s largest fully affordable Passive House building. Phase 1 opened in 2022 and Phase 2 is currently in construction. He was also Project Designer for Hollywood Center in Los Angeles, a two tower project with approximately 500 residential units, a boutique hotel with 200 keys, Class A office space, parking for 1,800 cars, a fitness club, as well as restaurants and retail.

Prior to joining Handel Architects, Mr. Lobello served as Director of the International Studio at Studio Pei-Zhu in Beijing where he worked on a number of mixed-use residential, cultural, and commercial projects. And at Ehrlich Architects in Los Angeles where he worked on a number of award winning single-family residences. Mr. Lobello received his Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati.

He is a member of the AIA, licensed architect in Illinois and Colorado, member of ULI, member of New York Passive House, and is a Certified Passive House Designer through the Passive House Institute.

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