Honest and transparent architectural services

Established in 2006 Ruth Newman Architect is a multi-disciplinary architecture practice that is committed to design excellence and a high standard of professional service.

From a solo operation, established by founder Ruth Newman in her home office, our Sutherland Shire-based practice has grown significantly since we first opened our doors.

Although we have grown, our values are as strong as they were from that first day:

Empathy: We are generous with our clients and always look to understand their functional as well as more emotional needs when they work with us.

Client focus: Our world revolves around serving our clients. Their vision, their needs, and their desires are always put ahead of ours.

Community: We are a team that connects the wider network of our community. each of our strengths is upheld by our commitment to each other and to the community we serve.

Integrity: Our reputation is something we are proud of, and we will always act with integrity, even if that means we are unable to help our client – they deserve the truth.

We work with clients nationally across retail, government and commercial developments, however we passionately serve the local community with our focus on residential work.

As Principal Architect and Project Director, Ruth is involved in all stages of design from inception through to construction documentation and administration for our clients.

“Ruth and her team as said is always committed and dedicated”   Virginia Grant, Luxottica
“Over the years I have found the expertise exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble to resolve in a timely manner ”   Mark Plummer, The Cheesecake Shop
“Ruth and her team were professional, prompt and courteous every time we interacted with them”   Petra Blumkaitis, Private Residential
“Ruth Newman Architect always acts with integrity. It is a company that looks after the needs of their clients and meets and exceeds client expectations”   Cathy Campbell, Private Residential and Government

About Ruth Newman

Principal Architect & Founder

An architect with over thirty years of experience and  extensive knowledge across the design, architectural, and construction industries.

She has wanted to be an architect since she was ten-years old and from her very first lecture at university, her passion and love for the industry was confirmed.

Ruth established her practice with a desire to help her clients to make the most of their ideas to get what they truly want from their property as well being able to live to her values.

Before establishing Ruth Newman Architect, Ruth worked with a range of architectural practices throughout Sydney and Wollongong across residential, retail, government and commercial sectors.

She is registered with the NSW Architects Registration Board, which requires the practise to operate under a Code of Conduct and to meet all required professional standards, including a commitment to continual learning.

“We are very concious of the impact we can make and we love to give back. We are a proud member of the B1G1 community and every time we hit a client milestone we celebrate by giving to B1G1. We are very happy to be making a positive impact in the world”   Ruth Newman, Founder and Principal Architect