Andrew Ruff

Andrew Ruff

New Haven, CT, US



Andrew Ruff is a Master of Environmental Design candidate at the Yale School of Architecture and a co-founder of the NT21 design collaborative.

His research is focused on developing a theoretical framework for an architecture of the unknown: the spatial practices, operations, and artifacts that trace speculative projections into new territories. These negotiations between the known and the unknown occur in an increasingly anthropocentric world, and it is this tension between the wilderness and the city that fuels a potential reconsideration of humanity’s role in understanding and shaping the environment.

He graduated from the University of Tennessee's College of Architecture + Design with a B.Arch in 2011, receiving the Tau Sigma Delta medal for his thesis work.  Most recently, he practiced at tvsdesign in Atlanta and served as an adjunct faculty member at Georgia Tech. His design portfolio includes projects in Haiti, Detroit, Dubai, New York, and the American South.



Wesleyan University, Visiting Assistant Professor

Sep 2015 - current

Gray Organschi Architecture, Research Associate

Sep 2015 - current

NT21, Design Collaborative

May 2011 - current

Yale University, Teaching Fellow

Aug 2013 - Aug 2015

tvsdesign, Junior Architect

Jun 2011 - Aug 2013
Aug 2012 - May 2013


Yale University, Master of Environmental Design

Jun 2013 - current

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, BArch, College of Architecture + Design

Aug 2006 - May 2011

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Center for European Studies and Architecture

Jan 2010 - May 2010



Tau Sigma Delta Bronze Medal, Award


AIA Henry Adams Medal, Award


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