Ryan Critchfield


Associate Principal






P 859.519.3125

Ryan has focused exclusively on justice facility planning and design for the last 20 years. His extensive experience ranges from planning project manager for government campuses and statewide capital master plans to serving as project architect and project manager for courthouses and adult and juvenile detention centers.

Ryan skillfully manages design and planning team members and is responsible for projects meeting budget and schedule goals. He develops strong relationships with clients and project stakeholders that lead to project success, time and time again. His balance of technical knowledge with leadership experience makes Ryan a key team member of the TreanorHL team.

Get to know Ryan

What is your favorite part of your job?

I really enjoy digging deep into a subject, whether it is technical (details and specs of critical justice related conditions) or operational (understanding the flow of intake processing and trial procedures affecting facility design). Sometimes it can be a rabbit hole, but the digging is worth it!

What do you like to do outside of work?

I play frisbee ultimate with one son, and rock climb with another. I like that I can enjoy an activity, get exercise and spend time with my kids in one move! I also like to noodle on the guitar and spend way too much time and money on simple home improvement projects.

What is your advice to young professionals in your field?

Go further. If someone asks you to help them with something, don’t just stop at the completion of the task. Dig deeper, find out why, seek alternative solutions, don’t be afraid to ask questions. You will either make yourself useful beyond the task and enjoy the journey, or find out you don’t like it and know to avoid it in the future!

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