That's Me

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Ryan is the Digital Fabrication Studios Manager at Maryland Institute College of Art where played an integral role in designing and renovating the historic Mt. Royal Train Station into a state of the art Digital Fabrication Studio.

Previously Ryan worked at Catholic University of America in the Department of Architecture as Fabrication Labs Director. While at CUA, Ryan served as Faculty Advisor for Fabrication of Team Capitol DC’s Harvest Home entry for the 2013 Solar Decathlon.

A skilled woodworker, designer and fabricator, Ryan's work is rooted in traditional techniques with interests in CAD/CAM. He enjoys problem solving at every level.

Contact: McKibbin(dot)Ryan(at)gmail(dot)com

Examples of my work

2 Hour Study: 2018

Play with fixture ideas on the FANUC CNC


Japanese Woodblock: 2018

A collaboration with The Walters Art Museum to create a reproduction of an artifact that viewers could touch.


Cannon: 2017-18

A collaboration with Christian Benefiel and Will Hoffman to reproduce a small gun from Gen. Cornwallis’s fleet during the Revolutionary War that had been scuttled in the York River.


The Warf:2016

A proposal submitted with Christian Benefiel as finalists for a hanging sculpture in the atrium of what is now called "The Anthem"


Stay Grounded: 2017

A retirement gift for Cynthia Barth


Chess Pieces: 2016

Play with 3d printing match plates for green sand metal casting


Currents: 2015

A collaboration with Christian Benefiel for Horace Mann Elementary School in Washington DC


dFab Renovation: 2014-15

Renderings, plans and photos of the process.


Capitol City Care: 2012-13

Collaboration with Studio3877


Chair: Summer 2013

Walnut and Ash - A combination of CAD/CAM and traditional techniques


End Table: Fall 2012

Ash and Cherry - Grasshopper,CNC routing and lathe work


Admin Desk: Fall 2011

Walnut and Fir - Designed in Rhino CNC cut panels and hand made trim

CAD Model

Reception Desk: Fall 2010

Birch Plywood, Walnut, Fir - Modeled in Rhino, with CNC and hand techniques

CAD Model

Cabinet: Spring 2011

Birch Ply and Walnut - CNC, Rhino


Breach: Summer 2009

Fir and Pine - 466 Identical pieces


Sinker: Summer 2009

Fir and Pine - Hand carved and hand drawn

Bookends: Fall 2012

Cast Iron - CAD Modeled, CNC cut

Lamp: Summer 2012

Plywood and Kraft Paper - Hand Made


Reciprocal Frame Studies

Pine - On-going investigation

Snap_Set: Spring 2012

Birch Plywood - Rhino/RhinoCAM

Classroom Desks: Summer 2012

Birch - Rhino/RhinoCAM

Bathos: Summer 2008

Mixed Media - Mail Art

CAD Model

Solar Decathlon: 2013

Some process photos

Living Room: Spring 2013

Compilation of my work

CAD Model

Power Lines: Summer 2008

Rhododendron and Mahogany - Hand Work

Movement: Fall 2008

Map, Thread and Pins - Interactive

Tree: Fall 2006

Steel and Basswood - Hand Work

Six foot Six: Spring 2007

Silver Maple - Chain Saw

Pope: Spring 2008

Ryan, Dave, and JP

Trash: 2007

cast, photos and bags