News Release: Ryan Architecture and Engineering Makes Key Hires in Healthcare Sector

Johnson and McLane Bring 22 Years of Collective Experience to Healthcare Team

Minneapolis, MN (June 29, 2017) Ryan A+E, Inc., Ryan Companies’ architecture and engineering practice, announces the hiring of two key architects to their growing team. The addition of Alena (Sakalouski) Johnson and Adam McLane demonstrates the significant value Ryan Companies places on the healthcare sector by continuing to build upon their existing roster of strategic healthcare professionals in development, construction, architecture and real estate management.

Alena (Sakalouski) Johnson, AIA, joins the team as Director of Architecture, Healthcare for Ryan A+E and will lead day-to-day operations of the healthcare design team. A member of AIA and co-chair of the Healthcare Architecture committee, Alena brings a depth of experience which includes work on Mother Baby Centers at United Hospital, Abbott Northwestern and Mercy Hospital, in addition to a multitude of other healthcare projects around the region. Alena secured her Bachelors and Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota where she is also a member of the adjunct faculty.

“Alena brings the unique ability to communicate at all levels of a project from business development to planning, drawing and documentation. Her experience will allow our customers to feel closely connected to all aspects of a project,” said Mike Rodriguez, Vice President A+E, Ryan Companies.

Adam McLane, AIA, NCARB, joins Ryan as Senior Architect, Healthcare, with deep experience and notable success in the design and development of complex healthcare facilities. Adam brings a perfect blend of architecture expertise and passion for working with clients to ensure healthcare specialty information is covered with respect to code compliance, fire protection protocols, infection control and more. “Adam’s attention to detail is a key component in his project success; he brings a valuable perspective paired with a vision and passion for architecture and construction to our team,” said Rodriguez. Adam was a double major at North Dakota State University earning his degrees in Architecture with an emphasis on Construction Management, and Environmental Design.

“These hires expand our healthcare footprint around the nation. Healthcare is an important sector for us and recruiting top talent like Alena and Adam give us the strategic expertise we desire to deliver quality projects and outstanding customer service. Through these two great additions, we expect to build on our mission of taking our customer’s vision and shaping it into structures that help their business and people thrive.” said Mike Ryan, Market Leader North Region.

About Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Founded in 1938, Ryan Companies offers comprehensive commercial real estate services as a national developer, architect, capital investment consultant, builder and real estate manager with a focus on bringing lasting value to its customers and the communities in which it works. Ryan market depth includes retail, industrial, healthcare and senior living. Ryan development and corporate build-to-suit work spans a wide range of product types including office, mixed-use, hospitality, multifamily housing and mission critical facilities. Ryan has nearly 1,300 employees in 13 offices and has completed projects in 38 states. For more information, visit

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