Ruth Baleiko, AIA, LEED AP
A principal of the Miller Hull Partnership, Ruth is experienced with the
facilitation techniques needed to meld the technical requirements with the community aspects of a library which ultimately
results in successful, functional and creative library design.
From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she received both a bachelor of science in architectural
studies in 1996, and a master of architecture degree in 1998. During that time, she studied for one year
at L’Ecole d’Architecture et Urbanisme in Versailles, France. After completing her master’s degree, Ruth
received the Ryerson Travelling Fellowship from the University, sending her to Europe for four months of
architectural research. In addition to this post-graduate award, Ruth received several Earl Prize awards at
Illinois, given annually for design work. She worked as a graduate assistant for the Architecture Department —
leading introductory design studios and the summer architecture program for high school students.
Upon joining Miller Hull in 1999, Ruth worked on several residences, and now acts as the principal in charge of
residential projects in the office. However, her main focus has become libraries which have varied from small to
large, rural to urban. Since 2001, she has led multiple projects with several different library districts such as
Seattle Public Libraries, King County Library System, and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District. Ruth is
currently a trustee on the Bainbridge Island Library Board.