Architectural Tile & Stone is pleased to announce the addition of Ryan Rymer-Steele, IIDA, RID, LEED AP® ID+C, as Vice President of Sales.
After graduating from Texas State with an Interior Design degree in 2005, Ryan moved to Houston to join WHR Architects as a healthcare designer. In 2007 she joined Gensler-Houston and soon completed her requirements to be a Registered Interior Designer. She was promoted to Associate and earned her LEED AP ID+C specialty accreditation. She practiced Interior Design for corporate headquarters of oil and energy companies, specifically including a 32-level downtown renovation of the El Paso Corporation with primary responsibility for design, coordination and execution. The Tower received LEED Commercial Interiors certification and a Marble Institute Pinnacle award winner by the stone installer for the application of 130,000 square feet of Calacatta Gold marble flooring and monumental grand staircase on the ground floors. The project and team was also awarded an IIDA-Texas Oklahoma Chapter Design Excellence Award in the Corporate Category for 2012, and an AIA-Houston award in the Sustainable Category, and was the recipient of many other awards.
Ryan served as the Gensler-Houston Workplace Leader and was active in all opportunities offered by the firm. She also served on the IIDA Houston City Center Council for 3 years and is now the Chair of the Texas State Interior Design Advisory Board.
The Rymer family has had a storied history in the stone and tile business in Texas since the mid 1960’s. Ryan opens the next chapter as 3rd generation in the industry. She will bring her experience, drive and optimistic approach to Architectural Tile & Stone to ensure the continuation of our innovative product offering and exceptional service.