barrientos RYAN develops real estate that intentionally integrates with their community, both through the creation of new buildings as well as through the preservation and improvement of the area’s architectural gems. We put a high value on understanding urban living in an effort to ensure that our design solutions continue to be informed by current trends in urban environments and society.

We have a people-focused approach to developing. We strive to create places where people want to live. These principles lay the foundation for planning and design of all the spaces we build.

We intentionally interact with members of a community before we start the planning and design process. We genuinely want to know what is important about the fabric of this neighborhood and how we can contribute to it in a meaningful way. We strive to develop successful buildings that focus on quality of life by integrating the needs of the people who will live, work and play there.

Founded over 20 years ago, barrientos has made its mark on the Seattle area in both large and small ways. BizNow has called barrientos one of the most “highly influential urban infill project developers”. Beginning 2017 the firm became barrientos RYAN.

Creative Problem Solving
barrientos RYAN has established a reputation for thoughtful creative problem solving and the tenacity needed to navigate the success of each project.

Place-Making Principles
At barrientos, several key Place-making Principles lay the foundation for planning and design of each and every one of our projects:

  • Plan for commercial uses at pedestrian scale so they are intentional & purposeful
  • Commit to making all commercial spaces engage the community so they will become part of the fabric of the neighborhood and become neighborhood gathering places
  • How will each building engage pedestrians to enhance the experience and make memorable, keeping the scale and experience human
  • Intentionally plan for the way residents social life works and continues to evolve
  • How does the built environment promote and help peoples lives flourish?

Art in Our Buildings
Just as we are intentional and deliberate during development, we are intentional with the addition of art in our buildings. Sara Everett curates art so it compliments each building, the neighborhood, and people who live there through her vast contacts in the local art community.

Company Expertise and Experience

  • Market Research
  • Project Feasibility Analyses
  • Land Acquisition
  • Land Use & Permitting
  • Community Outreach
  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Financial Management
  • Leasing Management through our affiliate Blanton Turner
  • Promotion & Lease Up Support
  • Curating Art for Buildings

Development Expertise

  • Multi-family Housing
  • Cultural Arts Facilities
  • Historic Preservation

Director Resumes
Maria Barrientos
Kristin Ryan