Firm History

William Rutledge & Associates was formed in 1972 and established its first office on Mercer Island, Washington. Our office has developed strong working relationships within the Seattle metropolitan area and throughout the Western United States.  David B. Maul became a partner in the firm in 1992 and established a regional office in the Tri-Cities region of Washington. Our work in that region yielded a number of successful residential, multi-family, and commercial projects. We have subsequently consolidated our offices and currently work in Seattle’s north end.

Awards to our firm include the University of Alaska, Juneau, Student Housing Design Competition winner and the BPA Energy Edge Competition winner in the mid-size office category. We’ve  had two homes recognized by the Seattle Times and the Seattle A.I.A. as “Home of the Month” and continue pursuing challenging and innovative single-family projects.

With Seattle’s recent economic and population growth we have actively sought an increasing number of multi-family housing development projects. Our office has completed design work for over 5,000 residential units for Trammell Crow Residential and other local development groups in the past five years. RMA is currently completing design work on several multi-family and mixed use projects in the Northwest and California.  We also were selected to create a master development plan for St. Anthony Parish Church in Renton, Washington.  We are proceeding with design development for phase 1 of the project, which includes a multi-use facility with a gym, social center, new classrooms and other school facilities, and administrative offices for the parish and the 520 student school.

Our partners maintain a strong professional commitment to the community and have served in several volunteer positions. Bill Rutledge served as an advisor to the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle for an international design competition, and is currently working as a professional liaison with Residence XII, an alcohol and drug treatment center. Dave Maul is active with the Seattle chapter of the American Institute of Architects and is a former committee chair and advisor within the organization.