Principal Clients + Communications
Acting Sector Leader Education + Research
Life Fellow Australian Institute of Architects (FRAIA)
Bachelor of Architecture, RMIT University
Registered Architect, VIC 14550
Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
With 30 years of experience in Australia and Europe, Ruth Wilson’s diverse and accomplished career has seen her manage large, complex projects and direct multidisciplinary teams towards buildings and places that exist at the forefront of innovative design.
Ruth’s leads Clients + Communications at Architectus – a role to which she brings a holistic, clear-eyed perspective, having led design teams, worked shoulder-to-shoulder with clients and driven communications strategies for major projects. She is a member of the Board of Architectus and has led major projects in higher education and in the public domain. She specialises in projects involving large and complex stakeholder groups and is often sought after to set the strategy for engagement and lead the consultation process.
A recurring theme in Ruth’s projects is development within large existing precincts – be it university campuses, airports or on significant urban sites such as the State Library Victoria. Working with existing assets, including heritage-listed buildings, and designing for ongoing operation during construction, utilises Ruth’s lateral thinking and collaborative skills.
Ruth is a communicative and collaborative architect, equally invested in building strong client relations as she is in mentoring younger architects. Over the course of her career, Ruth has held roles in the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC), as examiner and tribunal member of the Architects Registration Board Victoria and as a director of TEN Women. She is currently appointed to the PCA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee in Victoria. Ruth has been awarded Life Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Architects in recognition of her significant contribution to the architecture profession beyond architecture practice.