David Ruff is a founding partner and chief creative officer for NAVA, an architecture and real estate development company based in New York City. David is responsible for the visionary aesthetics that distinguishes NAVA projects. Prior to co-founding NAVA, David was President of Design Laboratories LLC, an international architecture and design firm with projects in the US, Europe, India and China. Notably, David was the principal responsible for the Red Bull North American HQ., the Brooklyn Academy of Music Capital Improvement Project, a 13 acre redevelopment master plan for downtown Las Vegas, design aspects of the Track and Field Hall of Fame and over 500,000 square feet of high end private residential. David has taught graduate studios at the Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design in New York City. David holds a BSE in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University. David studied graduate architecture at Princeton University and Columbia University where he earned his Masters of Architecture.

David and his wife Gitu Ramani are proud Camp Becket parents to sons Kai and Kaspian.

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