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Ryan Hayward

Ryan Hayward grew up in Medford, Massachusetts and developed a passion for history early on. Having learned about local history in the 5th grade, and then taking field trips to local historical landmarks in the 7th grade, Ryan knew that he wanted to pursue a history related field. After graduating from Medford High in 2005, Ryan came right to the Boston Architectural College.

Ryan started off in the Bachelor of Architecture program as an AOP student. He later switched to the BDS program to concentrate on Historic Preservation. While studying at the BAC, Ryan worked as a lead drafter at B. Goba & Associates P.C. Architects. He took responsibility for creating CAD drawings and assisted in various projects including ADA accessibility upgrades to the Salem Witch House and New Salem Academy. Ryan also spent a year interning with Historic New England and provided HABS level documentation to the Stephen Phillips House amongst other responsibilities. During this time at the BAC, Ryan was chosen for the BAC Practice Award for his outstanding work.

Ryan is now self-employed and has founded The Preservation Collaborative in 2011 to provide clients with preservation services at an affordable rate. Ryan now works with clients both big and small across the New England region and has worked on buildings ranging from local significance to National Historic Landmarks. His firm's submission to the Build A Better Burb competition was chosen as one of 23 finalists (of over 200 submissions) and is now a part of their permanent exhibition on how to revitalize Long Island.

Ryan is a volunteer staff member at the Medford Historical Society responsible for assisting museum patrons on doing research on local history. He also spends time as a museum docent at the Isaac Royall House and Slave Quarters where he provides guided tours to visitors. Ryan presently chairs the Medford Historical Commission, is the Lieutenant of the Stow Minutemen Company, and chairs The First Patriots Event Committee.