Paul de Ruiter Architects

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Paul de Ruiter ArchitectsThe keywords innovation, sustainability, identity and interaction characterize the vision of Paul de Ruiter Architects. Bringing the future closer by means of innovative architecture is our ambition, making possible what appears impossible and developing unexpected and pioneering solutions. To achieve progress, an architect must move beyond existing frames of reference and surpass the norm; breaking through processes. This means you must be proactive, involving all the parties concerned in the process right from the start, in order to expose the real needs of the customer. Inspired collaboration produces innovative architecture.

Paul de Ruiter Architects has started its practice in 1994 and counts about 18 employees. Our office is based in a former steelworkplace which we fully renovated on our own initiative and converted into a business complex in which, besides ourselves, different creative companies are located.

In 1990 Paul de Ruiter (b. 1962) completed his studies at the Technical University of Delft (Netherlands). Two years later he started his research concerning energy efficient buildings. Before founding his own office in 1994 he worked with leading architectural offices in Canada, Australia and the Netherlands. From its very start Architectenbureau Paul de Ruiter is keen on doing research to design buildings and towns in which people feel comfortable and safe, without prejudicing the environment and economic feasibility. Architecture should serve people and humanity – that is the real basis for effective innovation. Besides his design activities Paul de Ruiter works at a doctoral dissertation on climate active facades. He gives lectures, writes articles for professional journals and teaches at the Dutch Technical Universities. Paul de Ruiter is committed to several institutions that aim at a sustainable society.