MILWAUKEE — Architecture and design firm Kahler Slater has hired Ryan Freeland, AIA, NCARB as a key member of the firm’s Higher Education team. He will help guide the continued growth of Kahler Slater’s nationally recognized collegiate and community sports and recreation practice, focusing on design, firm technology, and business development.

“We are thrilled that Ryan has joined us at this exciting time,” said Principal and Sports + Recreation Team Leader Jeffrey Piette. “His design experience in the sports market, along with his interest in taking on programmatically complex higher education projects, will make him a great complement to our existing team. Ryan brings proven leadership skills and a thoughtful approach to planning and design that will provide our clients with tremendous value.”

Freeland brings more than eight years of experience. He began his career in Cuningham Group’s Minneapolis headquarters and, more recently, worked with Populous, a global architecture and design firm based in Kansas City. During his tenures with those firms, Freeland worked on several high-profile projects, including Epic Systems Corporation’s Deep Space auditorium and Campus Four in Verona, Wisconsin, Minnesota United FC’s Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, and enhancements to the Minnesota Twins’ ballpark, Target Field.

Freeland received a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture with a minor in construction management from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Architecture degree from Clemson University. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. 

 

About Kahler Slater

Through architecture, interior design, strategic advisory and environmental branding, Kahler Slater leverages design to help its clients reach their strategic goals for advancing their organizations. The firm uses a Performance-Based Design process that is grounded in research to ensure that it designs for change. The results of that work enrich lives and achieve powerful results. With clients around the United States, Canada and Singapore, Kahler Slater’s team includes marketplace experts in health care, higher education, corporate, living environments, hospitality, sports and wellness. Follow Kahler Slater online at kahlerslater.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter (@KahlerSlater).