PARTNERS


DAVID RUFF

Chief Creative Officer

David is a founding partner of NAVA and heads the architecture and design team from project ideation through construction management. David is responsible for the visionary aesthetics that distinguishes NAVA projects. Prior to co founding NAVA, David was President of Design Laboratories LLC, an international architecture and design firm with projects in the US, Europe, India and China. David's work has been published in Architectural Digest, Architecture Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, AIA Oculus, Contract Magazine and Mann Report among others. Notably, David was the principal responsible for the Red Bull North American HQ., the Brooklyn Academy of Music Capital Improvement Project, a 13 acre redevelopment master plan for downtown Las Vegas, design aspects of the Track and Field Hall of Fame and over 500,000 square feet of high end private residential. David has taught graduate studios at the Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design in New York City. David holds a BSE in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University. David studied graduate architecture at Princeton University and Columbia University where he earned his Masters of Architecture.

 

STEWART OSBORNE

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Osborne has more than 20 years experience as a developer and construction manager - having built a range of projects in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and North & South America. Mr. Osborne is responsible for adding and creating value through all aspects of the development process - from project feasibility analysis, construction, marketing and sales. Mr. Osborne’s leadership role in the analysis of projects, budgeting, scheduling, and construction coordination ensures successful project results. Prior to founding NAVA, Mr. Osborne worked as the Director of Development for Corigin Real Estate Group, a privately owned multi-platform real estate investment and development company. Here he participated in the development and management of over 2.3 million sf of real estate projects. Particularly, Mr. Osborne directed all aspects of the development and sale of CANCOlofts, a 1 million sf multi-phase, mixed use development. Other notable projects Mr. Osborne has managed include the Virgin Spa @ Natirar, Sir Richard BransonÕs only hospitality venture in the USA; THE LOFT, an ultra luxury Soho loft conversion; and the Nokia Theater @ Times Square, the award-winning music venue for the Anschutz Entertainment Group. Mr. Osborne attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Masters of Architecture program, where he was honored with the prestigious Van Alen Fellowship.

 

TEAM


DEE DEE LIM

Project Manager

 

BRENDAN WILLIS

Project Manager

 

SUNGHEE C. FRANCO

Designer

 

ALBERTO MARTINEZ

Designer

 

JAMES CORBOY

Designer

 

CHRISTINE KIM

Designer