Ruetschle Architects is a Dayton based architecture firm dedicated to personal attention, design excellence, and designing projects of lasting value and quality. Enthusiasm and creativity are two of our greatest attributes, helping us to find innovative solutions to our client’s complex problems.  Creativity is not the only thing we bring to the table, clients respect our thorough understanding of the construction process - knowing they have a partner working with them to resolve problems and minimize change orders.

We do whatever it takes to meet the most demanding time frames and budget restraints.  Our open studio office atmosphere promotes communication and learning from one another.  Our delivery process utilizes a state-of-the-art system of networked AutoCad and Revit workstations connected to the internet, allowing us to communicate and develop documents from concept through completion with incredible speed and accuracy.

We are a general practice firm with the percentage of public vs. private work fluctuating year to year.  Our firm is proud of its industry reputation and pledges to maintain that reputation through quality, responsible design.

Master Planning 
Site Planning
Facility Assessments
Zoning Assistance
LEED Certification
Interior Design
Space Planning
Design Documents
Cost Estimating
Bidding Assistance
Construction Contract Administration
Computer-Aided Design / Documentation
BIM Modeling
Renderings, Model Building, 3D animations
As-Built Record Drawing


1940 - 1950
Erskine Hart launches firm with partners Igleburger and Wurst, with offices located in the Hulman Building in downtown Dayton.

Erskine Hart’s son Jim joins his father’s practice.  Firm name changes to Hart and Hart.

John Ruetschle (a co-op student) joins Hart and Hart as their first employee.

Erskin Hart’s second son Dave joins the firm.

Erskine Hart passes away.  Hart brothers Jim and Dave carry on the practice.

John Ruetschle becomes a partner along with brothers James and David.  Firm name changed to Hart-Ruetschle-Hart.

Jim Hart passes away unexpected from a heart attack at age 46.

Only one short year after Jim’s death, Dave Hart passes away from a sudden heart attack at age 35.

John Ruetschle carries on the firm.  Firm name changes to John Ruetschle Associates, Inc.

After 35 years in the Hulman Building, John Ruetschle Associates moves offices to company owned building at 222 Linwood Street.

John Ruetschle’s oldest son Mark joins the firm.

John Ruetschle’s youngest son Mike joins the firm.

Firm name changes to Ruetschle Architects.

John Ruetschle restires after 45 years with the firm.  Sons Mark and Mike Ruetschle carry on the firm.