1990 Paul de Ruiter (b. 1962) graduated from the Technical University Delft. Before founding his own office in 1994 he worked with leading architectural offices in Canada, Australia and the Netherlands. In 1994 he founded Architectenbureau Paul de Ruiter b.v..
Besides his design activities Paul de Ruiter works at a doctoral dissertation on climate active facades. He gives lectures, writes articles for professional journals and teaches at the Dutch technical universities. Paul de Ruiter is chairman of the foundation Living Daylights and is committed to several institutions that aim at a sustainable society.