Architectural Assistant - 3DReid
Ruta is an Architectural Assistant with 3DReid in Edinburgh and a part-time Diploma in Architecture student in Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art.
Ruta studied Architecture in Vilnius, Lithuania and Florence, Italy. Following her work in Copenhagen, she moved to Edinburgh in 2011 to study Master of Science in Architectural and Urban Design at Edinburgh University.
Ruta’s recent projects with 3DReid include Thistle Foundation’s Centre of Health and Wellbeing in Craigmillar, 132 Princes Street townhouse conversion in Edinburgh.
Ruta has worked on a wide range of projects such as schools, hotels, church buildings and residential developments. She is interested in urban design, research and community projects. Ruta exhibited her co-authored work ‘The Mound: Edinburgh Pavilion’ in the RSA Open Show 2017. Her sketches were part of the 100 Days Edinburgh exhibition at Tent gallery space in Edinburgh College of Art alongside other collaborators.
Ruta has been a co-producer of Architecture Fringe 2018 and 2019. Ruta is a student member on RIAS Interim Governance Committee.
“I think facts speak for themselves. According to ARB annual report in 2016, there are only 26% of ARB registered female Architects in the UK. Moreover, the famous 2017 Dezeen’s survey of 100 largest and influential architectural firms from around the world has revealed that just three of the world’s biggest architecture offices are led by women and only two such practices have a 50/50 ratio of men and women on their management teams.
Reform of education system and career paths is required to allow diversity, multiculturalism, integration and accessibility in the construction industry. The industry must promote a change surrounding all of these issues and together work towards a solution.
We must strive towards a day when construction does not need a day for Women in Construction because every day is for women in construction.”