John Ruble, FAIA began his career as architect and planner in the Peace Corps, Tunisia, where a profound experience of culture, climate, and place provided lasting influences on his work. He holds degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied and associated with Charles Moore. Since forming Moore Ruble Yudell with Charles and Buzz Yudell in 1977, John has collaborate on a broad spectrum of planning and architecture for higher education. As Design Partner, he has led the firm’s design of ground-breaking research facilities, including the Bioengineering Building at UC Santa Barbara, the French Family Science Center at Duke University, Molecular Medicine East and West at UCSD’s School of Medicine, and the new science and engineering campus of Shanghai Tech University. Together with Buzz Yudell he was awarded the Los Angeles AIA Gold Medal in 2007.