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CSHQA hires first CEO in company's 134-year history

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CSHQA hires first CEO in company's 134-year history

Ryan D. Martin, AIA NCARB will lead the firm's strategic and business aspects while encouraging a supportive workplace culture.


By CSHQA | June 28, 2023
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Ryan D. Martin, CEO, CSHQA. Photo courtesy CSHQA

The Board of Directors of CSHQA is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ryan D. Martin, AIA NCARB as Chief Executive Officer. Martin stepped into this newly created role on June 1, 2023. He will lead the firm's strategic and business aspects and oversee developing initiatives and business objectives to guide the firm in efficiencies and profitability while encouraging supportive and engaging workplace culture. As CEO, Martin will represent the firm with high-valued clients, industry leaders, the financial community, and the public. In addition, he will foster growth and development among the executive team and staff members, creating a vision for overall firm success and growth.

Martin has over 20 years of experience leading architectural practices and operational leadership for some of the United States' most prominent architecture and design firms. Before joining CSHQA, he served as the Vice President, Director of Design for Leo A Daly, leading the architecture and interior design practice. In addition, Martin has been published in Hospitality Design, Building Design+Construction, and Architectural Digest. He holds the role of Product Council Chair for ULI-Dallas and the Executive Trustee for the Texas Society of Architects. His certifications include the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and Fitwel Ambassador.

Before launching his architecture career, Martin enlisted in the Marine Corps shortly after high school and served four years of active duty, achieving the rank of Sergeant. Next, Martin attended the University of Texas at Arlington, earning his Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture.

"The Board of Directors believes Ryan is the ideal CEO to lead CSHQA's next chapter of growth and success," said Jesse Goldman, Principal, and CSHQA Board member. "We are impressed with his strong track record of innovation, execution, operational experience, and the ability to build and develop teams that drive results. He is a true leader, and we are excited to welcome him to CSHQA in this historical time for the organization."

About CSHQA
The oldest architecture firm in the state of Idaho, CSHQA is an award-winning design firm specializing in full-service architecture and engineering, interior and environmental design, and landscape architecture. Nearly 100 professionals design commercial, industrial, retail, restaurant, hospitality, aviation, civic, education, and healthcare projects. Established in 1889, CSHQA has offices in Boise, Idaho; Denver, Colo.; and Sacramento, Calif., with licensed professionals to meet client needs across the nation. We became 100% employee-owned in 2018.

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