Practice

Ryall Sheridan Architects designs projects which include new construction, renovations of existing structures, interior design, and additions to historic structures. Partners Bill Ryall and Ted Sheridan collaborate with the studio team to serve the various requirements of clients. Current and recent projects include a new sound recording studio near Brattleboro VT, the conversion of an 1880s tenement building into an artist's foundation in New York City, and various residences in New York State, Vermont, Long Island, Virginia, and loft, townhouse, and apartment renovations in NYC. All projects incorporate strategies for implementing environmentally-friendly, sustainable design. The studio works on projects beginning with the conceptual design phase, and following through with comprehensive working drawings and specifications, pricing of the work with contractors, construction supervision, and furniture installation. The firm has successfully produced commercial, institutional, and residential projects that have benefited from a close working relationship between client and all members of the project team.
Ryall Sheridan Architects is likely to be the first office in North America in which all people are certified as Passive House designers.

Institutional Prequalifications

  • New York City Department of Design and Construction
  • New York State University
  • Construction Fund

State Registrations

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Texas

Collaborative Work

  • California
  • Dominican Republic
  • St. Barthélemy, West Indies
  • Uruguay

Memberships and Affiliations

  • AIA CoTE Committee (Committee on The Environment)
  • Acoustical Society of America
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Architectural League of New York
  • Institute for Urban Design
  • Municipal Art Society
  • Passive House Institute
  • Rhode Island School of Design, visiting Faculty
  • US Green Building Council
  • University of Virginia Architecture School Advisory Board
  • Van Alen Institute for Public Architecture
  • Group for East End (Long Island Environmental Advocacy)
  • DOCOMOMO Tristate Board

Process

Starting with rough sketches and cardboard study models, various schemes are developed in conversation with the client. These are then narrowed down and studied in greater detail with large scale models, 3D renderings and hardline drawings.