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While most projects integrate the services of a lighting consultant, our architectural staff at the principal and senior associate level includes award-winning specialists with a focus on architectural lighting. Services include overall lighting concepts, detailed lighting design for our custom home clients, and custom fixture design for contemporary and historic interior settings.


Moore Ruble Yudell’s capabilities in architectural design embrace a wide range of program types, including single-family and multi-unit residential, commercial, institutional, and academic facilities. Project types include new facilities, phased construction, historic restoration, and adaptive re-use. Our design approach responds effectively to contemporary methods of project delivery and construction procurement, such as Design/Build, Design/Bid/Build, and Construction Manager at Risk. We offer special expertise in embassy and related high-security facilities, wet- and dry-lab research facilities, performing arts, civic and campus libraries, and other requirement-intensive building types.

Campus Planning

Our highly participatory approach to Campus Planning is informed by successful architectural design for virtually all campus building types. Campus planning efforts have included:
  • New Campus Design for open-land sites as well as dense urban settings
  • District and project-focused planning within existing campuses
  • Indefinite Quantity/ Delivery (IDIQ) services for campus and institutional clients
  • Town & Gown/ Mixed-Use Planning relating campus and community
  • Multi-Architect Team Planning for new campus centers
  • Campus Planning experience in the United States, Europe, and Asia
  • Planning and Architectural Design Guidelines

Interior Design

As a stand-alone service, as well as integral to architectural design, our experienced team of Interior Designers provides services in design, procurement, and installation for a complete range of program and building types, including:
  • Programming
  • Space Planning
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Color and Material Selection
  • Lighting and Technology Coordination
  • Furnishings
  • Art and Accessories
  • Residential Interiors
  • Academic and Institutional Interiors
  • Commercial Interiors

Master Planning / Urban Design

Our international practice in Master Planning/ Urban Design serves a wide range of commercial and government clients:Community-oriented housing and mixed-use development at low, medium, and high-density
  • Subsidized and Market-rate housing
  • Planning/ Concept Development for Public Review Process and Entitlements
  • District Scale Urban Design supporting new and updated Land-Use and Transportation planning
  • Community Workshops and Neighborhood Outreach
  • Planned Resort and Coastal Development
  • Sustainable Urban Design and Site Development
  • Historic District Planning for Adaptive Re-Use
  • Planning and Architectural Design Guidelines


While not typically provided as a stand-alone service, our expertise in programming, project scoping, and program validation has informed the early phases of most architectural and planning projects. Familiarity with a wide range of program and building types allows us to work effectively with specialty consultants for program development of laboratories, courthouses, libraries and other requirement-driven facilities. Services include:
  • Early visioning and exploratory project scope development
  • Detailed Program Development, following specific institutional formats such as that of the University of California and the US Department of State
  • Program Validation and Conceptual Design
  • Participatory Programming Workshops, especially for academic user groups
  • Initial Project Program/Budget/Schedule Development
  • Site Selection, Feasibility Studies


Whether or not formally undertaken as LEED or similar certification, sustainability criteria and goals are integral to our design process. Led by our staff of over 20 LEED-accredited professionals, specific services include:
  • Climate-responsive early design/site planning using energy modeling provided by selected consultants
  • Coordination of integrated systems and exterior envelope
  • Coordination of alternative studies and life-cycle cost analysis by selected consultants
  • On-going research into materials and systems
  • Focus on low-maintenance/high-longevity systems and construction

Color & Materials

Design and/or selection of interior and exterior colors and materials form an integral part of all architectural services.


We value the integration of graphics into the built environment. As an additional service to architecture, we provide graphic design and signage services.