Michael Thomas Ruffing

Michael Thomas Ruffing

Providence, RI, US




Demetriades + Walker, Lakeville, CT, US, Junior Designer

Demetriades + Walker is an architecture studio located in the Northwest hills of Connecticut. The work is primarily residential and spirited by an innovative approach to modernism and site integration.

During my apprenticeship at D+W, I worked closely with the two principal architects and participated in all phases of a residential project: programming, schematic design, design development, construction document production, construction administration.

Jul 2011 - Jun 2012

DataAE, Barcelona, ES, Design Intern

DataAE is an architecture and engineering firm working primarily in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. Their work spans from dense urban housing, to civic buildings, to public parks.

While at DataAE, I worked with the architect and a team of designers to produce presentation drawing sets for competition submissions and built physical models.

Aug 2010 - Nov 2010

Hana Farms, Hana, HI, US, Freelance Design Consultant and Builder

Hana Farms is a small business and organic farm in the jungle of East Maui. They operate as a market for local fruit growers and craftsman as well as sell their own products.

At Hana Farms, I was sole director for the design and construction of new sleeping cabins as well as a contributor to general site maintenance and reparation.

Oct 2009 - Dec 2009


Brown University, Providence, RI, US, Human Perception and Behavior

Sep 2013 - current

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MArch, Architecture

Jun 2013 - current

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Bachelors, Architecture, Anthropology

Sep 2007 - Jun 2011

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, DK, Scandinavian Design

Jul 2010 - Aug 2010

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