Tryba Architects' New Principal Brings Wealth of Experience and Credentials in Higher Education and Sustainable Design

DENVER, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Tryba Architects announced today the addition of Ben de Rubertis,AIA, LEED® AP to the team as Principal.  Ben brings a unique diversity of experience to benefit the firm's clients developing sustainable building designs for a broad range of market sectors including higher education, civic, and cultural projects.  His deep focus on climate-sensitive building design as well as renewable energy systems and their systematic deployment in a campus setting has earned him numerous awards and teaching engagements at Yale University School of Architecture, University of Arizona and University of Colorado at Denver. This announcement marks a new phase of leadership, inspired by the firm's philosophy of creative collaboration.

"Ben's keen eye and expertise will provide our clients with an even higher level of service especially as Denver continues to create world-class, distinguished architecture," noted David Tryba, FAIA President and Founding Principal of Tryba Architects.

In addition to his planning experience, Ben has been a pioneer in the sustainability movement in the West.  He has been the principal designer for two of the first three LEED Platinum buildings at University of Arizona.  De Rubertis has worked in many capacities as public leader, master planner, teacher, artist, historian and principal designer for nationally recognized and published projects.  He has most recently served as principal for NAC Architecture, leading the design studio for its higher education practice in Washington, Oregon, Arizona, California, Colorado, and Texas.  Prior to his move to Denver, Ben worked as a designer in the office of Pelli Clarke Pelli and as a project team leader with the Yale Urban Design Workshop.   Ben's combined experience as architect and urban designer will complement his activities at Tryba, where he will work directly with David Tryba as project designer for the firm's planning, urban design and building design projects.  De Rubertis holds a Masters of Architecture from Yale School of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude with distinction from Yale College.

About Tryba

Tryba Architects provides planning, urban design, and architectural design services, with 25 years of experience designing award-winning projects. The firm is committed and focused on urban infill projects. A passion for cities and buildings that fit comfortably into their own unique context has been the foundation of Tryba's work since the firm was founded in 1988.  The design excellence of Tryba is a result of the combined skills of a talented team of 30 men and women with aligned values -– dedication to practicing architecture at the highest level, delivering exceptional projects, and providing the highest level of service to extraordinary clients. For more information visit

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