Jozef van Ruiten

Jozef van Ruiten

Sacramento, CA, US



Passionate about Architecture & the Arts (both Fine Arts & Performing Arts), the environment, travel, music, piano's and biking. (I had to let go of skating in sunny California)

Before the jump across the pond, I was mainly involved in large Multi-family projects and some Single family, in The Netherlands. As a thesis I designed an artist Hotel.

I planned and designed my first built project in the US, House 4 2+, from Amsterdam. It turned out to be about as 'Green' as it gets, with steel-framed straw-bale construction and re-used wood (see pics; yes, that's me in front of the wall under construction). Subsequently, I've also worked on LEED projects and became a LEED AP.

Since the move to California, I've been part of many successful projects, ranging in types from Healthcare to Commercial / Hospitality, from K-12 to Mixed-use, and with a large dose of Residential.

As an Architect/Designer I like to be part of the solution, while I also know how to catch a ball and run with it, and do know how to lead a team.

Currently, I'm looking for a team that's doing exciting work and that in their turn is looking for a creative, organized team-player, to work together on formulating sound, sustainable and appealing Architectural solutions. 

Let me know if you are that team !



SKW Architects, PA/PM/Designer

Design, Manage various projects in K-12, Commercial and Higher Ed

May 2008 - Apr 2011

Monighandesign, PM/Designer

PM/Designer on mostly Mixed-Use and Multi-family projects

Jul 2006 - Apr 2008

Macaulay + Architects, PM/Designer

PM/Designer on mostly Multi-family and Hospitality projects

Jul 2004 - Jul 2006

HGA - Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Job Captain/Designer

Job Captain/Designer on Healthcare projects ranging in scale from 8,000 SF to 100,000 SF clinics mostly.

Jan 2000 - Jun 2004

Freelance, Designer

Designs for various residences / vacation homes in California (3 of which were built; see portfolio).

Mar 1997 - Nov 2002

SSA, Technician/Designer

Technician/Designer on Healthcare projects ranging in size from 8,000 SF to 100,000 SF clinics.

Sep 1998 - Dec 1999

PPB Architects and Engineers, Technician/Designer

Technician/Designer for local Architect on 300+ Apartment Housing project In the The Hague, The Netherlands, designed by Ricardo Bofill

Mar 1998 - Aug 1998

City of Amsterdam, Co-Editor

Co-Editor for Yearbook of Housing Projects 1996 in the City of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Mar 1997 - Sep 1997

Bouwkundig Buro Rutten, Drafter/Technician

Drafter/Technician on 167+ Apartment Sustainable Senior Housing project in Zevenaar, The Netherlands

Jul 1996 - Dec 1996

Polman Interior Architecture Office, Architectural Consultant

Architectural Consultant for design and drafting of remodel for single family residence in 'T Gooi, The Netherlands

Mar 1996 - Jun 1996


Delft University of Technology, BArch, Architecture

Master of Science in Architecture, with focus on Interiors and Architectural Theory in final thesis.
Graduated under Professor / Architect Cees Dam and Architect Rein Saariste on design for 100,000 SF Hotel for Artists.
Study travels included: US (for F.L. Wrights work and Internship), Austria (Vienna masters, new and old, Morphosis and Dominics work in Karinthia), Scotland (for C.R. Mackintoshs work), Berlin (for Scharoun, Taut, etc.), Antwerp (for Corbusier and others), and many locations in The Netherlands.

Sep 1990 - Jan 1995

Areas of Specialization 


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