• California Landscape Architect no. 5170

Native to Los Angeles, Mr. Drnek began his career selling plants in a small nursery, sparking an interest in Landscape Architecture. Two decades later, Ryan's site sensitive design ability and technical expertise drive every Sodder Studio project.

Mr. Drnek has completed hundreds of public and private projects. These projects include residential, commercial, education, masterplans, sports facilities, event gardens, organic farms, trail planning and stormwater developments.

Time away from the office is often spent in the mountains, with friends, family and a four-legged companion.

  • Experience
  • Land Images, Landscape Architecture & Planning

EDAW, Landscape Architecture & Planning

Campbell & Campbell, Landscape Architecture, Architecture & Planning

  • Education
  • Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture
  • California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

California Licensed Landscape Architect - 04/2006

Montana Licensed Landscape Architect - 06/2020

California Certified Nursery Professional (exp)

Volunteer Work

Ryan works extensively with local schools and non-profits to develop new environmental education standards, outdoor classrooms, student farms, and native habitats. Ryan also donates time to the Walgrove Wildlands, as an educator, caretaker and volunteer director.