Paul Ruff


In 2014, Paul formed RUFFARCHITECTS; a practice with a simple ambition to design and deliver living, cultural and commercial architecture that makes a difference. For almost a decade they have done exactly that. Building on his extensive portfolio of leading both large scale, complex mixed-use schemes as well as intimate, bespoke projects, Paul has since honed a careful approach founded on a sensitivity, resourcefulness and responsiveness to client needs. From the intricate refurbishment of The Barbican Centre, to the challenging construction of London Olympic Athletes' Village, Paul's ethos of craft and collaboration from concept design through to delivery is always evident. Paul has crafted an ethos of agility and nimbleness, reflecting differing skills each project requires, fostering within the wider team an innovative and accountable approach.

What are you most looking forward to about judging this year's British Homes Awards and, as a judge, what are you looking for in the work?

I see the opportunity to review another professional's work as a privilege. As a panel, I'm sure we will have quality and social enhancement at the forefront, projects that challenge the baseline brief will also stand out. Personally, the care and consideration the project has been given by the whole team, from commissioning through design to construction and the end user experience.