Elliott Ruzicka

Elliott Ruzicka

Portland, OR, US



As a B.Arch. graduate of the University of Oregon, I have much experience with "Green Design" as it is the specialty of the U of O. Through the courses I have taken and through my independent knowledge seeking, I have developed an affinity, intuition, and compassion for sustainability.

My design process is highly holistic, drawing from the existing conditions and the program to form the parameters to design within. I see architecture as the necessary vocation for accommodating society, and because of this I feel that architects have a tremendous responsibility to work for the people and not above them.

Some of my architectural interests include urban design, sustainability, kinetic architecture, and integrated systems.


MWA Architects, Portland, OR, US, Designer

Jan 2016 - current

Atomic Sky, Portland, OR, US, 3D Modeling Assistant

Jan 2015 - Jul 2015

Opsis Architecture, Portland, OR, US, Temp Intern

Nov 2014 - Dec 2014

Starbucks Coffee Company, Boulder, CO, US, Barista

Nov 2013 - May 2014


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Sep 2008 - Sep 2013

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, Bachelors, B.A. in Japanese

Sep 2008 - Sep 2013

Areas of Specialization