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A stellar career comes full circle.

Mary Ruppenthal rejoins Gelfand Partners as a Principal.

Gelfand Partners Architects is delighted to welcome home Mary Ruppenthal, AIA, LEED AP, DBIA, as a new principal. Mary worked at Gelfand Partners from 2000 to 2005 and has built a wonderful 24 year career focused on California K-12 design. She brings a Swiss army knife skillset in educational planning, design, construction, project management, firm leadership and mentoring experience. Her passion for creating innovative, sustainably responsible, high performance and integrated educational environments makes her an ideal leader at Gelfand Partners.

Gelfand Partners has been a Certified B Corporation since 2013 as part of our focus on impact. We offer intelligent design services that elevate and enhance user engagement and maximize educational and community outcomes. Our practice is hands on, demanding principals with talent, technological expertise, construction experience, imagination and commitment. We could not be more pleased and proud that Mary has rejoined us.