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Ruth Lang

Architecture & Built EnvironmentDesign Academic, EducatorStrategic Design, Design Innovation

Dr. Ruth Lang is an architect, researcher, writer, and curator. Her work explores the relationship between bureaucracy and creativity in architectural practice with the aim of better understanding the impact of the legislative, operational, and interpersonal frameworks in place. Her intention is to empower practitioners to affect beneficial change for social, environmental, and economic equity in the future.


As lead researcher for low carbon housing at the Design Museum’s Future Observatory, she explored the hurdles to green transition initiatives for reducing embodied carbon in the construction sector. Her research sought to identify ways in which current issues in policy and industry could be overcome by using the Design Museum as a springboard for developing innovative interventions.


Her architectural experience has included delivering London 2012 Olympic construction projects, working with multiple stakeholders on brief development for Building Schools for the Future, guiding high-end housing proposals through sensitive planning processes for greenbelt sites, and administering site operations on complex short-timescale high-spec commercial interior design schemes. She also specialises in bid development and interdisciplinary team coordination.

Ruth Lang