Ruth’s interest in real estate politics and her background as both an economic development analyst and painter have shaped her understanding of consensus-building and its importance within urban architecture. Whether through her art exhibit, “Icons of the Meatpacking District,” a collection of portraits that presented key players in the neighborhood’s transformation, or through managing large-scale mixed-use projects, Ruth is naturally adept at bringing people together and facilitating dialogue. Her approach to working with clients and consultants is characterized by a commitment to problem solving and the ability to aid communication between participants, successfully integrating multiple perspectives. Through engaging in a design process that is creative and cooperative, she aims to achieve longevity of use within each project’s intended purpose.
Ruth holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University and a Bachelors of Arts in philosophy from New York University.