Scott Ruff is the Baird Visiting Associate Professor at Cornell University and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute and Visiting Faculty at New York Institute of Technology. Born in Buffalo, New York, Ruff, received his first professional Bachelors of Architecture degree from Cornell University and a Masters of Architecture II from Cornell University. In 2017 he was honored to be selected as a Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale School of Architecture. He has taught at Tulane University, Syracuse University and Hampton University, as an Assistant Professor and the State University of New York at Buffalo, and Cornell University as a Lecturer. Scott Ruff is the principal of RuffWorks Studio, a research and design studio specializing in culturally informed projects and community engagement. Scott Ruff has served on the Arts Council of New Orleans as Chair of the Percent for Art Committee. He has been the Director of Membership for NOMA Louisiana.