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

Ryan Welch is a Principal and Research Director at KieranTimberlake where he focuses on analysis, simulation, and performance modeling, primarily through the development of software tools. Specializing in building performance, Ryan's projects include Roast™, a customizable thermal comfort survey application, as well as Pointelist™, a high-density wireless sensor network that provides real-time temperature and relative humidity measurements via a custom web application. Ryan was also the lead software, database, and user experience developer for Tally®, an LCA application that allows architects to calculate the environmental impact of building materials. 
Previously, Ryan worked with Rice University to develop a custom interactive dashboard that enabled the university to study master planning scenarios. He also led the development of custom digital workflows for the US Embassy in London. He is currently a Co-Principal Investigator on an ARPA-E-funded research project into 3D-printed carbon-negative structures in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania.  
Ryan has taught architectural design at Cooper Union, Yale University, and Princeton University. He has also taught workshops with 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.