Ryan Wilborne

Senior Associate


Ryan Wilborne has experience with numerous markets including healthcare, higher education, government, commercial mixed-use, and multifamily residential. Mr. Wilborne has performed new construction design, condition assessments, forensic investigations, repair design, and field performance testing of a variety of construction types and building enclosure systems including; masonry cavity wall, masonry mass wall, terra cotta, metal panel, metal siding, glazed-aluminum curtain wall, window wall, storefronts, and roofing and waterproofing. He is particularly interested in the design and commissioning of high-performing rainscreen systems. 

Mr. Wilborne is actively involved in building enclosure consulting and commissioning services including; peer review, design assistance, and construction phase observation and troubleshooting.



Building Enclosure Commissioning

  • Cambridge Crossing Building EF - Boston, MA: Construction phase BECx of curtain wall and waterproofing
  • East Carolina University, Life Science and Biotechnology Building - Greenville, NC:  Design phase BECx of curtain wall, air/moisture barrier, roofing, and waterproofing
  • SAS Institute Building A - Cary, NC: Design and construction phase BECx and architectural testing; curtain wall, roofing, metal panel, air/moisture barrier, roofing, and waterproofing


Building Enclosure Consulting

  • CarolinaEast Cancer Center - New Bern, NC:  Design and construction phase building enclosure consulting and architectural testing; mockup, curtain wall, air/moisture barrier, masonry, roofing, and expansion joints 
  • Charles R. Jonas Federal Building - Charlotte, NC: Design and construction phase building enclosure consulting; precast architectural concrete, unitized curtain wall, roofing, waterproofing, and expansion joints; historic limestone, masonry mass wall, wood window/door, and copper-alloy metalwork restoration design
  • Duke University Cameron Parking Deck - Durham, NC: Design and construction phase building enclosure consulting; curtain wall, weather resistive barrier, roofing waterproofing, and expansion joints 
  • North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Agricultural Sciences Center - Raleigh: Design and construction phase building enclosure consulting; curtain wall, air/moisture barrier, limestone, terra cotta, metal panel, roofing, waterproofing, and expansion joints 


Peer Review

  • Raleigh Iron Works - Raleigh, NC: Design phase peer review; storefront, metal panel, air/moisture barrier, and roofing
  • Smoky Hollow - Raleigh, NC: Design phase peer review and construction phase building enclosure consulting; window wall, metal panel, roofing, air/moisture barrier, and roofing
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals, Proton Therapy Building - Chapel Hill: Design phase peer review; roofing and waterproofing


Repair and Rehabilitation Design

  • Brodie Duke Warehouse - Durham, NC:Flood and leakage investigation; historic moat and facade assessments, mass wall repair and restoration design
  • Multifamily Apartments - Cary, NC:  Construction phase services; balcony reconstruction, facade repair design, roofing, weather-resistive barrier, waterproofing, and construction troubleshooting
  • S.H. Kress Building - Durham, NC:Field water penetration resistance testing; terra cotta masonry mass wall stabilization and repair


Water/Air Leakage Assessment

  • North Carolina Department of Administration, Division of Aviation - Morrisville: Field water penetration resistance testing, roof and facade assessments, and repair design-assist at RDU International Airport
Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Building Enclosure Council (BEC)
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)


Architect in NC


University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor of Arts, Architectural Studies, 2002

North Carolina State University
Bachelor of Architecture, 2008