Steven Rugo, established Rugo / Raff Ltd. Architects in Chicago in 1981. The firm is a multi-disciplined design practice specializing in housing and hospitality. Mr. Rugo is a member of AIA, ICA and is active in the Leaders in Design Council and the Design Leadership Network. In 2010 he joined the NIAB board where he was named Head of Housing Committee for Guri, a new city in South Korea. He is currently working on restaurants in New York, California and Chicago
Mr. Rugo is known for designs at restaurants Alinea, Next, Aviary and Roister. He has worked on master plans for private clubs in Florida, South Carolina and Illinois and private residences in 18 states, Asia and the Carribean. Recently he worked on re-imaging dormitories at USC.