Jean Baptiste Ruat
Joined in 2016
BArch DipArch DESA, École Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris
Jean-Baptiste is project architect on the 21 storey Addiscombe Grove scheme in Croydon for Pocket Living, which is currently on-site.
Prior to this Jean-Baptiste worked at Populous for five years where he was project architect for a state-of-the-art training centre for the Olympique Lyonnais Football Club in France. He was also senior architect on the new 58,000-seat stadium for Olympique Lyonnais inaugurated in January 2016.
Jean-Baptiste worked at CRAB (Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau) for three years. He moved to London to join Sir Peter Cook having been his teaching assistant for a year while studying at the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris from which he graduated with commendation.
At CRAB he participated in competition-winning schemes for a theatre in Verbania, Italy and a new Law Department for the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He spent two years developing the Law Department scheme for a planning application and assembly of the tender package. It was completed in 2014 and received multiple awards.
Jean-Baptiste enjoys simple, playful architecture but also contextual architecture that responds sensitively to a specific site and a programme’s unique needs. He is fascinated with remote landscapes and our attempts to settle in them.