Having received a BA honors degree from the Oxford School of Architecture, Oxford, England, Ethan went on to complete his Diploma in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, England. During the period between 1999-2001, he took the opportunity to explore different architectural practice methodologies around the globe. The experiences gained on historical architectural preservation projects in Katmandu, Nepal and at various design focused firms in Australia and the UK, most notably the award winning practice of Aldington Craig + Collinge, continues to shape and define the design sensibilities and ambitions of the studio.
In 2003, Ethan moved to the United States to work for the internationally acclaimed firm of Arquitectonica where he led the design of high end residential condominium and retail projects. In 2005, he joined ADDInc, a Boston based architecture and interior design firm, to help re-establish their presence in the Miami market and lead the design of their retail projects. During the spring of 2010, Ethan received his license to practice Architecture and solidified Miami International Architects (M-I-A) in partnership with Ruslanas Byckovas. At the beginning of 2014 M-I-A decided to rebrand and change the firms name to RoyalByckovas or R&B to capitalize on the direct and personal service both partners provide their clients.
Running concurrently with R&B, Ethan collaborates with Terry Riley of Keenen / Riley Architects (K/R) to secure various national and international design projects as well as run the design and execution of all projects. To date these have included high-end fashion retail work in Miami’s design District and a world class museum project in Hangzhou, China. The museum project will be realized in close collaboration with Herzog de Meuron of Basel, Switzerland, David Chipperfield Architects and Steven Holl Architects. Ethan is currently the consulting project manager for the Museum of Contemporary Architecture, (MoCA). The exhibition design for MoCA will be conceived and developed by a series of world class exhibition designers, of which Ethan will play an integral design role.
During 2011, Ethan and Terry Riley designed the Garden Building and Hermes temporary retail space in the heart of the Design District. This project represents the Design District’s first LEED Gold building and was completed in 2012.
Ethan is a LEED accredited professional and holds an NCARB Certificate and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.