The drive for constant improvement, how to be resilient, and the value of community — these are some of Ryan’s life influences from growing up on a farm in North Dakota that guide him in his work today. That influence can be seen in the projects he leads, from large urban medical centers to critical access hospitals and community clinics, where design has a positive impact, bringing long-term identity and pride to the people served by these organizations. Ryan provides overall team leadership, design vision, and results-oriented guidance throughout every project.

Ryan Johansen

Joined BWBR in 2005
Named Principal in 2018

“While in college, not only did I learn how to design and construct a building, I also had the privilege of being involved in a number of organizations that taught me how to work with all types of people and develop leadership skills. It is amazing how much can be accomplished when a group is dedicated, focused and engaged! That is exactly why I love working here and with the clients we serve. We are all talented individuals working to enhance our organizations and the communities we live in…and when we work together as team, there is no limit to our success!”


Avera McKennan Hospital
Avera Cancer Institute – Prairie Center
CHS Inc.
Corporate Headquarters Master Plan and Phased Renovation
St. Luke's Health System, Lake View
Critical Access Hospital and Clinic Expansion and Renovation
Mayo Clinic Health System
Critical Access Hospital and Integrated Clinic
M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital
Jamestown Regional Medical CenterSt. Francis Regional Medical Center
Lobby Expansion
Neuroscience Center
Neuroscience Center & Parking Ramp
Lake Region Healthcare
New Ambulatory Care Center and Hospital Remodeling
North Pine Area Hospital District/Essentia Health
Pine Healthcare Campus Replacement Critical Access Hospital
Tomah Health
Replacement Health and Wellness Campus
Lakewood Health System
Sartell Dermatology Clinic
Jackson County Regional Health Center
Replacement Critical Access Hospital
Ochsner Health
Debra H. and Robert J. Patrick Neuroscience Center

Lakewood Health System, Hospital and Clinic Addition and Remodeling

North Memorial Maple Grove, Outpatient Center & Medical Office Building

Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Medical Office Building

HealthPartners, Plymouth Dental Clinic

HealthPartners, Prairie Center Dental Clinic

HealthPartners, St. Louis Park Dental Clinic

HealthPartners Clinics Projects in Coon Rapids, Andover, and Lino Lakes

HealthPartners, Andover Clinic Remodel

HealthPartners, Coon Rapids OB Clinic Remodel

HealthPartners, Lino Lakes Administration/Multipurpose Room Remodel

Francis Regional Medical Center, Lobby Expansion

Allina Health, Buffalo Clinic

Lakewood Health System, Pillager Clinic Addition