University of Virginia Architecture Alumnus John Ruble, Partner in an International Practice, to Give Lecture at Alma Mater

February 10, 2006

February 10, 2006 — John Ruble, a 1969 alumnus of the University of Virginia School of Architecture and partner in the Santa Monica, Calif., firm of Moore Ruble Yudell, will give the school’s Career Forum Lecture on Friday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 153.

Moore Ruble Yudell is an interdisciplinary design studio with an international practice that extends from the design of the new U.S. Embassy in Berlin to a master plan for housing in Chongqing, China. Other work includes the Santa Monica Public Library; 606 Broadway sustainable housing in Santa Monica, Calif.; U.S. Courthouse in Fresno, Calif.; waterfront housing in Sydney, Australia; Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland; as well as numerous other campus projects.

In October, Moore Ruble Yudell was chosen to design a new conceptual plan and the first four buildings for U.Va.’s South Lawn Project. The project will create a new campus setting for the College of Arts & Sciences’ students and faculty — new buildings that will strengthen the school’s academic core and reinforce the atmosphere of community that characterizes the U.Va. undergraduate experience. The buildings will be designed to promote interdisciplinary teaching and research.

Moore Ruble Yudell has received numerous awards, most recently the 2006 American Institute of Architects National Honor Award for its design of the Joseph H. Stegner Student Life Center at the University of Cincinnati and the 2006 AIA National Award for Regional and Urban Design Award for University Square at the University of British Columbia.
Ruble’s talk is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Derry Wade at (434) 982-2921 or