Ruth Mandl is a Principal of CO Adaptive and a licensed architect, registered
in New York and Massachusetts. She grew up in Vienna, Austria and
received her BA in Interior Architecture from Kingston University in
London in 2005, which started her enthusiasm for adaptive reuse, and
her thinking that in it lies the key to the sustainable growth of our cities.
Ruth completed her M.Arch at Columbia GSAPP in 2010, and co-
founded CO Adaptive in 2011, which has since won numerous awards for their work, and been recognized as a Design Vanguard by
Architectural Record, featured as a Next Progressive by ARCHITECT
Magazine, and was show-cased in the inaugural exhibition
Architecture Now: New York, New Publics at The Museum of Modern
Art in 2023. Ruth has given talks at Montana State, University of
Virginia, University of Miami and University of Waterloo.