The spirit of Seattle has been our driving force for over 30 years, as the city changes and the needs of its diverse and expanding residents change so do we. 


Originally founded by Bill Rutledge in 1974, the partnership between Bill and Dave Maul in 1991 signaled the birth of what our firm is today. As the city of Seattle has grown, the type and scope of its architectural needs have continually changed and continue to at record pace. RMAs success has been tied to always staying cognizant of what the city and the community needs and contributing positively to the built environment. Through the years, our work has occasionally expanded outside of our home state of Washington. We are always thrilled when we can lend our expertise to projects across our nation, with a staff who come to us from across the globe.


Our Team

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David B. Maul
AIA, LEED AP, President

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William E. Rutledge
AIA Emeritus, Principal


Associates & Staff

Jan Hormada
NCARB, LEED AP, Project Architect

Steve Haas
NCARB, Project Architect

Jana Merriam
Office Manager

Deborah Kendrick
Project Manager

 Sara Ataei
Project Coordinator

Cristy Weller
Architectural Consultant

Karen Biran
Project Manager

The Office Superhero

Dave Preuett
Project Manager

Jeff Thompson
Project Manager


Open Positions

Team Members

RMA is an award winning architecture firm located in Seattle with work throughout the Western United States. Here at RMA we specialize in mixed use, multi-family, commercial, residential, and religious institutions.

Rutledge Maul Architects is always accepting applications. Please submit cover letter/ resume (with references) below. Our form below is the preferred method of communications, no phone calls please. Thank you for your interest in joining our team at RMA.


  • Competitive salary.

  • Personal time, sick leave, and paid holidays.

  • 401 (k) and health insurance.

  • Training & development


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