Kevin Rugee

Kevin Rugee

Coronado, CA, US



Located in Coronado, CA Kevin Rugee Architect, Inc. provides complete architectural design and planning services for new construction, expansion and renovation projects throughout the greater San Diego region. Since 1989, KRAI. has completed over 100 residential projects of various scopes and styles on Coronado alone. KRAI has had projects featured in publications including San Diego Home & Garden Lifestyles magazine, Coronado Lifestyle magazine and La Jolla Light. Kevin’s portfolio encompasses a broad spectrum of projects that also include commercial buildings and historic restorations.

Kevin has over twenty-five years experience in the architectural and design profession and is best known for his attention to detail in both renovations and design of new single family homes. His appreciation for the historic element is apparent in both his renovation and new construction projects. Kevin is recognized for his traditional approach to residential design. Each project is specified to include tasteful period details that reflect thoughtful consideration of the neighborhood.

Kevin Rugee Architect, Inc. has intentionally maintained a small working staff to allow personalized client interaction. The office is located in a building originally constructed in 1922, which Kevin completely restored and renovated to its original mission style bungalow.


Kevin Rugee Architects Inc., Coronado, CA, US, Principal Architect/President

Upon completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Art emphasizing environmental design from San Diego State University in 1979, Kevin began his seven year internship with two well-known San Diego architects, Alex Friehauf and Wayne Richards. During those seven years, Kevin worked on many different types of projects ranging from single family homes to a high-rise hotel located in the Mission Valley area of San Diego. In 1985 he successfully completed the examinations required by the State Board of Architectural Examiners and received a license to practice architecture in the state of California. Kevin is also currently a registered architect in the state of Arizona. Kevin opened his architectural practice in 1986 and incorporated in 1990 under the name of Kevin Rugee Architect, Inc.

Jan 1986 - current

Alex Friehauf A.I.S. & Associates, Solana Beach, CA, US, Project Architect

Project Architect responsible for tract housing developments, single-family custom homes, apartments, and condominium projects.

Jan 1983 - Jan 1985

Richards & Company, Architects, San Diego, CA, US, Project Designer/ Project Manager

Project Designer/ Project Manager with experience including commercial office buildings, subterranean parking garages, concrete tilt-up buildings, multi-level condominiums, and a fourteen story hotel.

Jan 1981 - Jan 1983

Alex Friehauf A.I.S. & Associates, Solana Beach, CA, US, Designer/ Draftsman

Designer/Draftsman providing preliminary presentation drawings and construction documents for new single-family homes, condominiums, and commercial office projects.

Jan 1979 - Jan 1981


San Diego State University (SDSU), San Diego, CA, US, Bachelors, Environmental Science

Sep 1975 - Jun 1979

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