Ryan Palider is an architect and educator interested in architecture as a social, political, and cultural discipline. His design work explores a variety of scales, from installations to institutional buildings, and explores material qualities and fabrication methods as a means of translating disciplinary ideas into built environments. Palider is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He previously taught and coordinated the Fabrication Lab at the Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University (OSU). While at UIC, Palider has developed a fabrication studio and seminar that is a testing ground for new architectural ideas. He seeks to rethink the traditional notion of design-build by conceiving of construction as a continuation of the design process. Palider received his BS & MA in architecture from OSU. In addition to academic work, he runs Palider Works, a collaborative design practice. Projects include the design of a single-family residence in Tomahawk, Wisconsin and the design and renovation of numerous private homes in Columbus, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois. In 2015 he led a team that was a finalist in the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial Kiosk competition.