We recognize your campus environment is instrumental for recruiting and retaining exceptional students, faculty, and staff who will allow your institution to thrive. Each project is an ensemble of its surroundings; it not only responds to its neighbors but reinforces the sense of campus community. Our practice experts will work in concert with you to design buildings and their surroundings that support your mission and celebrate the unique cultural and physical history of your campus.
Charles Rudalavage, AIA, LEED AP | Principal
Charles Rudalavage, AIA, LEED AP
Principal, Director of Higher Education Practice
Chuck Rudalavage’s experience is in academic facility planning, design and preparation of construction documents. As an effective communicator, he leads the architectural team and coordinates with all other disciplines in the production of drawings and specifications which fulfill the design concept, exceed the client’s expectations, and achieve the firm’s goals of design excellence and quality service. His exceptional technical skills have contributed to shaping the built environment on many college campuses. Familiar with trends in Higher Education, Mr. Rudalavage provides pertinent technical support, code research and product investigation to the design team. During the construction phase, he typically attends all construction meetings, reviews submittals, responds to contractor RFIs, and performs site visits and issues written reports. Mr. Rudalavage joined EwingCole in 1997.
Bill McCullough’s experience includes programming & planning, design, detailed technical design, and contract document development for unique athletic and recreation facilities, primarily for post-secondary academic institutions. He has extensive experience in development and documentation for spectator and competitive sports projects. Mr. McCullough, a Principal of EwingCole, joined the firm in 1997.
Principal, Project Designer
John Chase’s primary emphasis is in project planning, building design conceptualization and development, detailed technical design and production of contract documents. He has been actively involved in the architectural design and documentation many of the firm’s largest, most technically sophisticated, and most award-winning projects. His portfolio encompasses academic institutions and public works projects from a variety of clients located across the world. Mr. Chase, a principal of EwingCole, joined the firm in 1991.
Stu Rothenberger has focused almost exclusively on Higher Education clients for the past 30 years and has developed a keen sense of what it takes to successfully plan, design and construct facilities on college and university campuses. Through his work on nearly 100 campuses nationally, his ability to deliver quality designs in direct response to client’s needs, budgets and schedules has developed strong relationships with many satisfied clients. His design philosophy is focused on collaborating with institutions to develop the quality of life experiences associated with living, learning, teaching and working at an institution of higher education. Mr. Rothenberger joined EwingCole in 2014.
A founding member of our Raleigh office, Douglas leverages his experience as a designer, owner, and entrepreneur bringing a creative understanding to the challenges facing our client partners. Through listening, his focus is on relevancy to their design vision, with equal resolution to operations and budgets. For three decades, Douglas’s cross-market experience in Higher Education, Healthcare and Sports continues to cultivate unique wellness based solutions.