Ryan J. Drnek, Landscape Architect

A native to Los Angeles, Mr. Drnek began his career in a small plant 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 exploring the West Coast with his wife and two girls.


Garden Studio Design, Landscape Architect - 2022

KSA Design Studio, Principal Landscape Architect - 2021

Land Images, Landscape Architecture & Planning, Landscape Architect 2003 - 2012

EDAW, Landscape Architecture & Planning - 2002

Campbell & Campbell, Landscape Architecture, Architecture & Planning - 2001


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


California Licensed Landscape Architect #5170

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.