Ruhl Walker Architects is a design-oriented architecture firm, founded in 1996. The practice encompasses a wide variety of project types -- product and furniture design, residential, commercial and institutional projects of various sizes and budgets. Common to our work on each project is a commitment to clear and open communication, the careful management of resources, and a fundamental belief that innovative and coherent design is a joyous and essential component of the human experience. With each project we strive to demonstrate that inventive and elegant design is achievable, even within strict economic parameters, by respectfully listening and responding to the client's needs and desires, thoroughly understanding the nature of materials and methods of construction, and carefully managing the design and construction processes. Our portfolio pages attempt to provide examples not only of the general interests of our practice -- the use of natural materials, expressive forms, and especially careful attention to light and reflections -- but also of the tools we use in the design process -- photography, design sketches and study models, scale models, and extremely precise CAD drawings and details. We hope you will Contact Us if there is further information we can provide. Ruhl Walker Architects are members of the US Green Building Council, working to further the interests of our clients and the larger society in safe, healthful and sustainable buildings and environments. Ruhl Walker Architects has renewed its commitment to The 1%, a program of Public Architecture, which connects nonprofits with architecture and design firms willing to provide pro bono services to qualified non-profits. If every architecture professional in the U.S. committed 1% of their time to pro bono service, it would add up to 5,000,000 hours annually - the equivalent of a 2,500-person firm, working full-time for the public good.