Ryan Johnson

Urban Designer

Ryan joins Code Studio with a background in planning and zoning administration. He believes that good design and planning are critical for cities of all sizes to be diverse, active, equitable and engaging places. Before joining the Code Studio team, Ryan worked in both the public and non-profit sectors.

Ryan’s experience includes interpreting zoning ordinances, contributing to comprehensive plans and streetscape standards, and participating in multiple affordable housing design competitions. Living, studying, and working in both Austin and Boston has opened his eyes to some of the many ways in which cities grow and change over time. His research has focused on land use regulation, affordable housing, active transportation, suburban retrofitting, and streetscape standards.

Favorite website?

Last book read?
Zoning Rules! by William Fischel

Cat or dog person?
Cat (but I like dogs too!)

Favorite 90’s jam?
“Machinehead” by Bush

Peter Pan or Captain Hook?
Pan’s the man

Favorite place visited?
Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico