In Memory of Rick

It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the passing of our Founder, beloved colleague and friend, Rick Ruhf.

Rick’s contribution to the architecture world spans over 30 years. He was actively involved in all phases of the architecture process with an exceptionally keen eye for deconstructing the challenges that an architect faces, whether they are technical, code or design-related.

“Rick’s passion for architecture and his desire to make a difference in the community was inspiring to me as an employee, business partner and friend. No two days were ever the same and I always enjoyed the ride when I was on it with Rick. He showed me that the most important thing is doing the work you love with good people. That is Rick’s legacy that will live on in our firm,” said one of his fellow RPH Partners, Chuck Hawley.

Rick’s talent and passion extended well beyond the architecture studio, as he gave tirelessly to others in the community – The Salvation Army, Wounded Warrior Project, and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, to name a few. His passing is truly a loss to his family, friends, church, the community and our RPH family. We ask that you keep his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.