About the Book
"Communities" includes selected institutional projects of Ruhl Walker Architects. These projects include both built and conceptual designs for schools and non-profit organizations, for clients as diverse as Harvard University, St. Mark's School in Southborough, MA, and the Hawai'i Wildlife Center in Halaula, Hawai'i. Ruhl Walker's design studio is located in Boston, MA.
Ruhl Walker Architects is a design-oriented architecture firm, founded in 1996. Our practice encompasses a wide variety of project types -- product and furniture design, residential, commercial and institutional projects. Common to our work on each project is a commitment to clear and open communication, the careful management of resources, and a fundamental belief that innovative and coherent design is a joyous and essential component of the human experience. With each project we strive to demonstrate that inventive and elegant design is achievable, even within strict economic parameters, by respectfully listening and responding to the client's needs and desires, thoroughly understanding the nature of materials and methods of construction, and carefully managing the design and construction processes. RWA are members of the USGBC, working to further the interests of our clients and the larger society in safe, healthful and sustainable buildings and environments.