POLYPHON is Schuyler Smith and Ryan Austin. Through a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach, we create sustainable and socially responsible architecture. We take pride in our quality of design and acute attention to detail. Our diligence and focus helps to ensure that the built product embodies the same level of craftsmanship as the original design concept. Quality is what we strive for in everything that we do.
Ryan Austin | AIA, NCARB
Ryan Austin received his Bachelor of Arts with a major in Architecture from the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities in 1999. After working several years for a small architecture firm in St. Paul, MN, Ryan moved out to Oregon in 2003 to pursue a Masters of Architecture at the University of Oregon. Since receiving his degree in 2005, he has been practicing architecture in Portland, Oregon at the award winning firm, Vallaster Corl Architects, PC. Ryan left Vallaster Corl Architects in 2013 to co-found Polyphon Architecture & Design, LLC. Ryan is a licensed architect in Oregon since 2010
Schuyler Smith | NCARB
Schuyler grew up in Everett, WA but traveled east to the Rhode Island School of Design where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture. While at RISD he also attended the European Honors Program in Rome. In 2003 he moved back to the Pacific Northwest to pursue architecture and design at a variety of scales, from large mixed-use projects, to design/build construction down to mechanical paper-craft kits. In 2013 he co-founded Polyphon Architecture & Design, LLC with Ryan Austin. Schuyler is a licensed architect in Oregon and Washington State.
Brett received his Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2008. Moving away from design for the next four years, Brett managed a small business so he could fund his travels and experience culture through architecture. Transitioning back to the design world, Brett received his Master’s of Architecture from the University of Oregon at Portland in 2014. When he’s not at work, Brett's other office is the outdoors where he enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and rock climbing.
Haleigh was raised on 20 acres in Northern Michigan in a house built by her handyman father. Her house was under constant construction and she loved watching how it changed over time to adapt to her growing family. Haleigh began exploring residential design in High School when she drafted plans for a new house to be built on her family's property, which her father has since completed. Haleigh continued to study architecture at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and the University of Illinois at Chicago before moving to the West Coast and settling in Portland in 2007. After working on commercial projects for the first ten years of her career, Haleigh returned to her initial passion in residential design and joined Polyphon in 2018