Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, ArchitecT LLC

Architecture * Interior design * sustainability

Text Box: Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA, LEEDap, NCARB, CID

Master of Architecture
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Master of Science in Management
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Architecture
The Catholic University of America

American Institute of Architects NJ Chapter
President 2009
Executive Officer 2007-Present
Trustee and Committee Chair
Member 1993-Present

Architects League of Northern New Jersey
President 2006
Trustee 1995—Present
 Member	1993 – Present


Practicing since 1993, Stacey really loves designing to transform the relationships of the end users.  Often, clients will call her a few months after the project has ended to tell her how the productivity of their employees has jumped up, more diners are lingering over another cup of espresso, sales are up, even dinner is on the table faster and the kids are laughing more!  Nothing could be more rewarding.

Stacey is able to achieve these results by taking time during the pre-design phase to really understand the needs of her clients.  Usually the client has a list of wants and needs that they will present in the early interview, but Stacey takes care to meet most or all of the users, watch the interactions, ask additional questions and try to improve functional dynamics of the space to make the end result exceed the expectations of her clients.  This even includes careful attention to the subconscious psychological effects of color, enclosure, volume and preserving personal space. 

Stacey is very concerned with providing value, in both service and product.  Value is the perfect combination of quality AND price.  Cheap is just cheap, but a good value provides something that is both satisfying and affordable.  

Stacey makes education a high priority.  After completing her Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Catholic University of America, she went on to receive a Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.  Later, she was recognized as a Certified Interior Designer and most recently, a LEED accredited professional by the United States Green Building Council.  Stacey actively participates in continuing education related to architecture, interior design and sustainability, and it currently serving as chairman of continuing education for the AIA-NJ Chapter, providing and managing programs for 2000 members of that organization.

This emphasis on education also flows over into Stacey’s projects.  Assisting clients in understanding the how’s and why’s of the design process and providing the right information and resources for clients to make informed decisions are trademarks of this practice.  Every effort is made to foster clear and open communication and understanding, from design intent to coordinating schedule, budget and vision.  Every project is a team effort and all team members have a voice and a responsibility.  Unconventional, research based, project specific solutions are often the result of this collaboration.

On each project, Stacey invites only the necessary and most appropriate complimentary professionals to join her team.  

Text Box: Awards 

Young Architect of the Year 2007 AIA-NJ
AIA150 Sixth Grade Initiative 2008 AIA-NJ
Vegliante Award Recipient 2006 ALNNJ
Outstanding Contribution to the new Corporate HQ
2003 Toys R Us Corporation
Young Architect of the Year 2001ALNNJ
President’s Award Recipient
1999 BFI
Honored Graduate Scholarship 
1998 Executive Women of NJ
Intern Architect of the Year 1997 AIA-NJ
Full Academic Scholarship 1997-1999 NJIT
Trustees Award 1995 and 1997 ALNNJ
Outstanding Graduate Award 1993 CUA
Clarence Tabor Memorial Scholarship Recipient 
1992 ALNNJ
Albert O. Halse Memorial Scholarship Recipient 
1991 ALNNJ

Local Activities

Art Docent Program Chairman
2009-2010 Somerville School
Valley Hospital Auxiliary 
2005 – Present
Mothers Ministry 
Our Lady of Mt Carmel 
2002 – 2008
Bergen County Committee 
2000 – 2004
Girl Scouts of America Bergen County Trustee 
1995 - 1998

Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, ArchitecT LLC

Architecture * Interior design * sustainability

Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, Architect LLC                  

Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA, NCARB, LEEDap, CID

339 South Van Dien Avenue                                

Ridgewood, NJ 07450                                          

P 201.655.4032


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