Commonwealth Architects
“One creative mind is great, but a group of creative minds collaborating is invaluable – not only for the firm but also for the client’s needs and vision.”

Ruth DeBoer

Associate / Architectural Designer

Ruth’s dependability and thorough design efforts cause clients to request her by name. From the moment she meets a client, she has a strong determination to understand their needs, wants, expectations, culture and industry so that she can fully develop a plan for their project. While Ruth has experience with many types of projects, her favorites involve multi-family and historical state buildings.


Church Hill Neighborhood Association, Past Zoning Committee Member

Friends of the Richmond Public Library, Current President, Board of Directors Member, Past Secretary


Master of Architecture, University of Virginia

Certificate in Historic Preservation

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Alfred University

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