After working for five years for a small Baltimore architectural firm, Al Rubeling started Rubeling & Associates in 1981 at age 26 with his life savings of $2,000. Today, the 20-person Towson firm offers architecture, interior design, master planning and historic architecture design services in twenty states and Washington, D.C.
Rubeling & Associates
Inc. specializes in education, religious, corporate office, healthcare, elder care, and government projects. The midsize firm also services banks, funeral homes, retail shops and libraries. Renovations and new additions account for 60 percent of its annual workload.
Its current clients include M & T Bank, Loyola Blakefield, Baltimore County government, the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Montgomery County Public Schools.
Rubeling & Associates is active within the architecture industry, as well as the industries it serves, particularly education. Al Rubeling is currently on the faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park School of Architecture as a lecturer having taught the Professional Practice course and the Careers of Architecture course.
Al Rubeling became the Secretary of the College of Fellows for the American Institute of Architects this year for a two-year term. He will promote the institute and advance the architecture profession.
Two senior-level professionals within the firm have recently served as judges for education design award contests. Partner and Principal Dave Recchia served on the National School Boards Association judging panel while Brian Minnich has served on panels for Learning by Design Magazine and American School & University Magazine.