Nicole Ruiz, Associate AIA

Nicole's path to architecture was guided by a childhood passion for art and numbers, rediscovered through a nostalgic note expressing her dream of becoming an architect. This revelation solidified her commitment to using architecture to positively impact communities through design. Nicole is dedicated to creating spaces that foster connection and community.

Inspired by the integration of form and function, her architectural style embodies modern aesthetics and sustainable principles inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and contemporary sustainable design practices. While still exploring her niche within the field, Nicole finds inspiration in biophilic design and organic forms, striving to merge visual appeal with environmental consciousness. As a member of the AIA and young professionals groups, Nicole values community engagement, fostering both professional relationships and friendships that influence her multifaceted approach to architecture.

In her free time, Nicole enjoys playing volleyball and paddle boarding, activities that provide a balance to her professional life and inspire a holistic approach to design.