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
Gray Organschi Architecture, Research Associate
NT21, Design Collaborative
Yale University, Teaching Fellow
tvsdesign, Junior Architect
Georgia Institute of Technology, Lecturer
Yale University, Master of Environmental Design
The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, BArch, College of Architecture + Design
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Center for European Studies and Architecture
NYC AIDS Memorial International Competition, Honorable Mention
MAXmin Alumni Design Competition, 1st Place
Tau Sigma Delta Bronze Medal, Award
AIA Henry Adams Medal, Award