Ruth M. Gless  AIA : Managing Principal

Ruth is the managing principal of Lincoln Street Studio and award-winning designer with over thirty years experience. Having spent the early part of her career as an artist, a classroom teacher and member of two internationally recognized architectural firms, she brings a unique vision to the practice of Lincoln Street Studio. Her architectural design experience includes projects in K-12 and higher education, education programming and planning, research and technology, and corporate headquarters.  She is active in her  neighborhood.  She serves on the board of Columbus's Center for Architecture and Design, and served as the 2011 President of the Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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Frank Elmer   FAIA | FAICP       1943 - 2012

Frank was a nationally recognized architect, planner, educator, and a founding partner of Lincoln Street Studio, which he built alongside his wife and partner, Ruth Gless in 1998.  

He was an early and vocal advocate of urban living.  His passion for cities was a pervasive theme of his work and his enthusiasm for urban contexts encouraged clients to seek more sophisticated urban development options in an otherwise predominantly suburban part of America.  As both planner and architect, his work sought always to achieve excellence in design and the integration of building and city.  

Frank is widely recognized for his professional contributions, and in 2008 he received the AIA Ohio Gold Medal Award in recognition of his outstanding design achievements and service to the profession.  Frank was one of only a few Americans to be dually elevated to the College of Fellows in both the American Institute of Architects and American Institute of Certified Planners.

We are grateful for Frank's passion and vision.   The groundwork he established will sustain the Lincoln Street legacy into the future.