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17 May 2021

Nancy Ruddy joins the World Build podcast to talk about how she set up her practice, working in Saudi Arabia and India and the future of cities post covid

Nancy Ruddy is a one of the Founding Principals at CetraRuddy Architecture, an award winning global architecture and interior design firm, founded in 1987. 

She is actively engaged in design education and is an industry spokesperson on design innovation. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural History from New York University, studied architecture at City College of New York and serves on the Board of Trustees for Baruch College’s Newman Real Estate Institute. She is also a member of the New York Public Library’s Real Estate Council and has served as a Board Member for the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Her honors include "100 Women Leaders for the 21st Century" by Real Estate Weekly and the Association of Real Estate Women; the Career Achievement Award of the School of Architecture of the City College of New York and has been inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame.

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