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About Ruth Butler

Ruth Butler is a Chartered Architect, registered RIBA Client Adviser and CABE Built Environment Expert.

Ruth was inspired to become an architect by early work experience at Hampshire County Council, and went on to study architecture at University of Brighton. She gained her RIBA Part 3 (professional practice) with distinction whilst working at BDP (London) as a key team member for the All England Lawn Tennis Club’s £130M redevelopment at Wimbledon.

Ruth joined David Morley Architects (London) in 1995, becoming a partner and growing the practice to 50-staff and £4M fee turnover. She delivered a range of sports, leisure, education and healthcare projects, including: Construction Skills Centre (Argent, Kings Cross); Indoor Athletics Centre (Brunel University); Cancer Information & Support Centre, Brighton (Macmillan); Biosciences Centre (Liverpool University); The Campus in North Somerset (two schools, library and sports centre).

Ruth established her own practice Ruth Butler Architects in 2010.
(See their recent projects here).

Ruth has extensive experience as a Client Adviser, supporting a number of local authorities including Royal Borough of Greenwich and Wandsworth Council. She was Client Adviser for RIBA Stirling Prize winning Burntwood School in Tooting. Ruth is a specialist in Learning Environments, working with schools, colleges and universities. She has been on CABE’s Design Review Panel since 2005, most recently reviewing Oxford University projects for the CABE Oxford Design Review Panel.

Ruth Butler

Ruth has a passion for sustainable design and this was reflected in her recent design, project management and build of her own family home – a Passivhaus built on a brownfield site in Emsworth, Hampshire.

Ruth showed thorough professionalism throughout the project and was able to cut through the excuses presented by the contractor by dint of her expertise and training. Her cheerful and professional manner has maintained our confidence and we have always trusted her judgement, her acumen and her expertise.  ”  Cllr David Symonds, Rowlands Castle Parish Council

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