In Memory of Ryan T. Carley, TSA 96

David Armentor

Jul 17, 2013

Ryan T. Carley peacefully passed away on May 18, 2013 during a stay in the Intensive Care Unit at Ochsner Hospital. Ryan was born on January 15, 1973 and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Ryan had a diverse background in the Real Estate and Design Industry that included architecture, real estate development, real estate finance, and building sustainability. He worked with a wide range of organizations such as large private companies, public municipalities, small boutique firms, and independent consulting. These diverse experiences enabled Ryan to understand, thoughtfully evaluate, and develop creative solutions to complex projects ranging in value from $1,000,000 to $40,000,000.

Ryan received a Bachelors of Architecture (1996) and a Masters of Architecture (1999) from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. While at Tulane he studied the progression of urbanism and planning in Venice, Italy and neighboring cities. He began his professional career working in Public Housing and Development in New Orleans before he continued his formal educational training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he earned a Masters of Science in Real Estate Development in 2000.

He was the oldest son of Betty Carley Jackson of Shreveport, LA. He is also survived by one brother, Willie Jackson, II of Chicago and a life partner, Michael Cunningham of New Orleans. Ryan was predeceased by his grandparents, Ruby and Alvin Carley. He is survived by a host of relatives, both biological and fictive.

In honor of Ryan’s wishes to not have a funeral or memorial service, a celebration of his life will take place on July 13, 2013 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at LeCitron Bistro (1539 Religious St. New Orleans, LA 70130). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the RYAN T CARLEY MEMORIAL FUND (922 Philip St. New Orleans, LA 70130). Proceeds from the fund will support a college scholarship for the children of Ryan’s close friends, Julie and Vance Vaucresson.

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