Ryan Welch develops tools and workflows that guide data-driven design thinking.

Ryan Welch is a Principal at KieranTimberlake and a member of the firm's Research Group, a transdisciplinary group engaged in modeling, monitoring, and prototyping of the built environment. His work focuses on analysis, simulation, and performance modeling, primarily through the development of software tools. Specializing in building performance, Ryan creates workflows and ways of envisioning data to solve architectural problems. Ryan's projects include development of a custom interactive dashboard that enabled the Rice University to study master planning scenarios; Roast™, a customizable thermal comfort survey application; and Tally®, an LCA application that allows architects to calculate the environmental impact of building materials. 
Ryan has taught architectural design at Cooper Union, Yale University, and Princeton University. He has also taught workshops with KieranTimberlake Partner Billie Faircloth at Harvard University, the University of Minnesota, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and the University of Pennsylvania. Ryan has lectured across the country and overseas at SimBuild, the Design Modeling Symposium, and the Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Conference.