Architect Ryan McDaniel, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has been named partner of Brandon Architects, alongside the founder and president, Christopher Brandon, AIA. McDaniel is the first partner ever to be named at the award-winning Brandon Architects firm.

McDaniel is a graduate of the University of Oregon, where he received his Bachelor of Architecture degree. Inspired by the altruism of architecture, he has dedicated himself to the pursuit of design excellence and sustainable development in both residential and nonresidential buildings.

As an early hire of Brandon Architects in 2012, McDaniel has since enjoyed working as a principal architect for Christopher Brandon and is greatly fulfilled by his work. He has distinguished himself as an emerging professional, being nationally recognized for his efforts, and has demonstrated a wide capacity to excel in many different project types, including single-family custom homes, mixed-use, multifamily, commercial and hospitality.

“I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to become the first partner at Brandon Architects,” McDaniel said. “For over a decade, Chris Brandon has been an incredible mentor and is the single reason that I began my career in residential architecture.”

The Brandon Architects team aims to deliver more than just a service or product - every project is an opportunity to form lasting relationships with their clients, as they believe the design process should be fun, inclusive and emotionally engaging.

“I’m extremely excited to introduce our first partner to the Brandon Architects ownership team,” Christopher Brandon said. “Ryan is a talented designer and a tremendous asset to the practice. He is also a man of integrity and great values, and I look forward to working alongside him towards the bright future and growth of the company.”