Ryley Poblete MArch '14

Ryley Poblete, LEED AP, is a Senior Associate at Gensler in Los Angeles, CA. There he works on large scale projects ranging from corporate, mixed use, and institutional work with a focus on urban design and planning. Prior to Gensler Ryley worked for seven years at HOK on a range of projects spanning from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology to Chevron’s proposed corporate headquarters expansion in downtown Houston.

Ryley graduated from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in 2014 with a focus on Architecture and Urban Design. This opportunity allowed him to take on an expanded dialogue around the topic of resource development and planning in his thesis regarding the Athabasca Oil Sands. He completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Houston where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and received the AIA Henry Adams Medal and Certificate (salutatorian). Ryley’s thesis “Bayou Fjords,” which focused on the Houston Ship Channel and the utilization of brownfield developments over time, was the recipient of a design award and was displayed at the 2012 Texas Student Biennial Exhibition.

A Canadian citizen and American resident, Ryley lives and works in the Houston area with his wife, Rorie Poblete.