Our clients dream of functional, beautiful buildings, and our passion is helping our clients realize those dreams. Every project begins with listening and responding to all layers of input from the client and individual user groups. we work closely with each client to gather the information necessary for us to utilize our experience to interpret the specific qualities that each client requires into a program that responds to their needs, concerns, and desires. We then apply an organized process of defining these requirements, which then leads us into commencement of a rigorous search for the most appropriate design response.


Ryan Smith is principal and president of smithARCHITECTS, inc., Ryan’s strengths include design, technical expertise, project management, and construction administration, primarily in the commercial architectural arena. He has been responsible for many commercial projects throughout the Northern Arizona region including the new 93 room, Marriott Residence Inn in Prescott, AZ, a major renovation of a historic lumber building for Lumberyard Brewing Company in Flagstaff, and the recently completed 20,000 s.f., Flagstaff Family YMCA facility. His professional experience in Arizona and Seattle, WA, includes all types of public and private work projects that focus on the commercial, retail, institutional, educational, governmental, and multi-family/hospitality architectural services. Ryan has achieved certification as a LEED Accredited Professional and strives to incorporate sustainable design elements through fundamentally sound design principles, into each and every project that passes through the doors of smithARCHITECTS. As principal of his own firm, he is responsible for complete oversight of client projects from initial programming and design to the final construction completion and occupancy of the project.  During the past 18 years, smithARCHITECTS has successfully completed more than 400 projects totaling over $100,000,000 in construction costs.
Bachelor of Architecture; University of Arizona, 1997
Active Professional Registrations:
Registered Architect, State of Arizona  # 40697                      
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards #58612
GBCI - LEED Accredited Professional
Professional History:
Callison Architecture, Inc., Seattle, Washington 1997-2001
smithARCHITECTS inc., Flagstaff, Arizona; 2001-present

Professional Affiliations:
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards; 2004 - present
Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce; 1995 – present
Northern Arizona Builders Association; 1995 - present
Pine Canyon Club Design Review Committee; 2006 – present
Highland Meadows Design Review Committee; 2007 – present
NAU Lumberjack Athletic Association; 1996 – present
Board Member of Northern Arizona Builders Association; 2009 – present