Adam Ruffin studied architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Virginia, receiving a Master of Architecture in 2002. For 15 years he worked with Thomas Phifer and Partners in New York City rising to the role of Associate Director. As one of the longest tenured members of that team, he managed and developed some of the firm's most important cultural and residential projects, including the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Cine Colombia Headquarters in Bogota, Colombia, the Chelsea Arts Studio in New York City, the Dallas Residence and Gallery in Dallas, Texas, the Fishers Island House on Fishers Island, New York, the United States Courthouse in Salt Lake City, Utah, and a Federal Office Building in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Many of these projects garnered AIA National Honor and Merit Awards as well as international recognition for the office. Adam joined ARCHITECTUREFIRM in 2017 and manages the Brooklyn office. He is a licensed architect in the state of New York.