architecture + design + mep + structural

Rusty Ridge, RA, NCARB
Studio Director

Rusty Ridge is a registered Architect with over 14 years’ experience. With a background in Planning, Residential and Multifamily, Hospitality, Education, and Retail his experience ranges to allow for a well-rounded individual. He has also managed the development, design, and construction of multiple restaurant brands nationwide, along with valued engineering efforts for several restaurant prototypes. With a background in construction, he has the insight of how a building is put together and construction practices.

Rusty has been part of the IDS4 team since it opened its doors in 2009. He has been integral to maintaining company standards and training. He prides himself in hard work, staying current on new practices as well as maintaining client relationships and a focus on developing a creative and innovation solution to meet aesthetic and pragmatic requirements. His ability to work collaboratively with team members, clients and construction teams allows for innovative designs to provide healthy, stimulating and functional environments to live, work and play.

Rusty earned his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Louisiana Lafayette, is NCARB certified, and holds architectural registrations in multiple states.