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Ryan Pieper

Collegiate Associate Professor

Ryan Pieper teaches the Design Build and Product Making courses and also oversees the WAAC workshop facilities.

He lives in Alexandria and maintains an independent product design practice. His work has been on display in a variety of venues, notably the Salone del Mobile (Milano, Italy), Detroit Design Week (Detroit, MI), Design Within Reach (Washington D.C.), and permanent exhibits within the US Pentagon.

'Analog Interactive' design theory, 'Anomalous Joinery' techniques, 'Design Remix' furniture studies.

ARCH 3514: Design-Related Media
ARCH 4304: Topics in Design Methods
ARCH 5126: Materials Processes Workshop


Salone del Mobile (Milano, Italy)
Detroit Design Week (Detroit, MI)
Design Within Reach (Washington D.C.)
DCDC+30 Hollin Hills Furniture Exhibition (Alexandria, VA)
Mid Century Alchemy UICA Gallery (Grand Rapids, MI)
Design@ Powerhouse Georgetown (Washington D.C.)
Design Domain (Echo Park, MD).


A woodshop instructor with all ten digits.


MFA, 3D Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art

BFA, Furniture Design, Kendall College of Art