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Principal Clients + Communications

Ruth Wilson


Bachelor of Architecture, RMIT


Professional Experience

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 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. She is a board member of TEN Women, a group of 10 senior women with a mandate to connect and empower women across the property industry, an examiner and on the Tribunal of the Architects Registration Board of Victoria and a member of the AIA Large Practice Forum.