Miller Hull

Partner Ruth Baleiko elevated to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects

2-22-2019 | Press Releases


SEATTLE (Feb. 22, 2019) — Partner Ruth Baleiko of The Miller Hull Partnership, an international, award-winning architecture and planning firm, has been elevated to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Ruth has over 20 years of experience in creating spaces that change the way people interact. By embracing a variety of typologies within a singular project, she has expanded the way architects design learning, teaching and working spaces. Her expertise in translating a client’s vision into iconic form and expression has enabled her to bring together both the functional and inspirational aspects of design. In this way, Ruth’s work is on the forefront of adaptability and continues to embody the future through her transformation of typologies for knowledge and discovery, collaboration and creativity, and exploration and research.

“I am so honored receive this recognition and I could not have done it without Miller Hull,” said Baleiko. “I feel incredibly lucky to be in such good company with the 2019 Fellows and of course, the fellows at our firm.”

Ruth received both her Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before joining Miller Hull in 1999. She was elevated to associate in 2007, principal in 2008 and partner in 2014.

As a senior design lead in the office, Ruth has worked on a number of award-winning projects, including Fisher Pavilion, Olympic College Poulsbo Campus, Vancouver Community Library, Odegaard Undergraduate Library at the University of Washington, Renton Library.

Ruth is the eighth partner in Miller Hull’s history to receive her fellowship, following Founding Partner Robert Hull in 1992, Founding Partner David Miller in 1994, Norman Strong in 2004, Craig Curtis in 2008, Scott Wolf in 2012, Sian Roberts in 2014 and Ron Rochon in 2015.

This year, the AIA elevated 115 members to The College of Fellows, a program that recognizes architects who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession and made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level, according to the AIA.

The 2019 Jury of Fellows included Chair Mary P. Cox, FAIA, Virginia Commonwealth University; Peter Bardwell, FAIA, Bardwell + Associates, LLC; Mary A. Burke, FAIA, Burke Design & Architecture, PLLC; Philip Castillo, FAIA, Jahn; Mary Johnston, FAIA, Johnston Architects, LLC; Paul Mankins, FAIA, Substancearchitecture; and Nancy Rogo Trainer, FAIA, Drexel University.

For more information on The College of Fellows and the 2019 Fellows, visit the AIA’s website.

For more information about Ruth Baleiko or The Miller Hull Partnership, call (206) 682-6837 or visit

About The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP
The Miller Hull Partnership is an architecture, planning, urban and interior design firm that creates dynamic and environmentally-responsible buildings, striving for a regenerative and inclusive future. The firm has a studio in Seattle and San Diego with work extending across typologies for public and private clients, including single-family, multi-family, mixed-use, civic, commercial, higher education, independent K-12, community, cultural, gateways, infrastructure and public safety. Widely recognized for innovative, timeless designs and a partnership-driven practice, Miller Hull has received over 350 local, regional and national awards for design excellence, including the AIA National Firm Award and Architect 50’s Top Firm for Sustainability. For more information, visit

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