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ABOUT US

FEATURED PROJECT: Oceanside New District Services Office

MISSION

We are a collection of passionate designers, planners and problem solvers on a relentless pursuit to improve our shared communities through architecture.

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HISTORY

Since 1950, Ruhnau Clarke has served as a multi-disciplinary architecture, planning, and interiors firm to a wide array of public and private sector clients. With an unparalleled ethos of design excellence and client service, we use an integrated approach that builds upon the collective wisdom of each project team member from the very beginning of the design process.

1948

Herman O Ruhnau starts practicing Architecture

Herman Ruhnau (Left) and son David Ruhnau (Right) 

 

1957

Herman O Ruhnau 

Office at the Mission Inn Rotunda 

1962

Ruhnau, Evans, Brown & Steinmann, Architects
Sovereign Savings and Loans,
City of Riverside

1965

Ruhnau, Evans & Steinmann, Architects
Riverside Pedestrian Mall,
Construction Started 1966,
Riverside, CA

1984

Ruhnau, McGavin, Ruhnau/Associates, Architects

Menifee Elementary School

1990

Ruhnau, Ruhnau, Todd/ Associates, Architects
Lynwood High School,
1992 CASH Award Recipient

1994

Ruhnau + Ruhnau Associates, Architects
US Express Enterprises,
Operations/Drivers Lounge Bldg.

2001

Ruhnau Ruhnau Clarke & Associates
County of Riverside Administration Center,
City of Riverside

2017

Ruhnau Clarke Architects
North Park Elementary School,
San Bernardino City Unified School District,
2018 CASH Award Recipient

CULTURE

As architects, mentors, environmental stewards and community advocates, Ruhnau Clarke works to foster the education of the next generation of architects through a culture of design excellence, mentorship, professional development and community involvement. We are, at our core, about people—people who are design artists doing life together—in the office, in their community, and beyond the firm. This perspective drives a vibrant energy and lively open studio environment that guides the firm’s culture, drawing on each person’s unique passion and talent, to develop enriching designs.

DIVERSITY

Racial and ethnic diversity matters to us. We are proud of our entire team of diverse individuals who come from dozens of countries around the world. We celebrate the different cultures through "Around The World Luncheons" where we learn about cultures, food, and ideas from all of the different countries of origin as a way to learn and celebrate this diverse group of people.

Our mural is composed of various portraits to celebrate our multi-cultural society of all people, colors, identities, beliefs, and groups. Woven together by a single contour line, it is also to remind the people that we can always stand together in unison as we remain interconnected to each other through our differences.

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MEET THE TEAM

Our employees are our greatest asset. We are invested in their success and committed to building a community of engaged team members who have opportunities to collaborate both inside and outside the office.