The First CEO Hired in Company’s 134-Year History
The Board of Directors of CSHQA is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ryan D. Martin as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. 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.
Mr. 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 Vice President, Director of Design for a top 25 AEC firm, leading the architecture practice in Dallas. In addition, Mr. Martin has been published in Hospitality Design, Building Design and 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.”