Tell us what/where is your favorite place to draw inspiration … Other buildings, pieces of artwork, and items that the client may use daily. I love it when the personality of the company using the space, can be expressed though the space designed for them.
Tell us what made you decide on your career path … When I traveled to Washington DC in high school. All the other kids, I was traveling with, were busy talking and messing around while I was walking around with my head in the air, eyes absorbing all the details, and touching all of the buildings surfaces. I realized that I had a much greater interest in buildings than the average person and wanted to make a career path out of it.
Tell us what you love the most about working at FEH Design … How friendly everyone is and how willing they are to help with any problem that may arise.
Tell us about your favorite hobby outside of the office … My husband and I love to be outdoors. Whether it is going for a walk, biking, camping, or farming, we spend a lot of time outside.
February 2021: The board of directors of FEH Design recently promoted Brittney Ruba, AIA to associate principal.
Ruba, who joined FEH in 2014, is a licensed architect in the firm’s Sioux City office. As associate principal, Ruba’s role will expand to include leadership in business actions. She will continue to be a designer and project manager at the firm.
Ruba graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa where she received a Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Studies degree in 2014. After college, she joined FEH Design immediately.
Ruba has been involved in many impactful projects, including the design and construction of Okoboji Middle School, Mount Marty University, Siouxland Federal Credit Union Dakota Dunes, Henjes, Conner & Williams, P.C., and the historic restoration of the Warrior Hotel. She has also designed in her hometown at the Le Mars Public Library and Gehlen Catholic School.
“I have loved working at FEH and the people I work with have become family to me,” said Ruba. “The clients are all great individuals that each have their own challenges for us to solve creatively together.”
She is currently working on design projects for East Sac County Elementary School, Hunt Elementary School, and Spirit Lake Schools.