Mr. Rupert joined HBRA in 1979, and has been a Principal since 1983. He has been Principal-In-Charge, project architect and designer on diverse projects, with a depth of experience in public buildings such as libraries, university projects, museums, and religious facilities. Recent HBRA projects under Mr. Rupert's direction include those for Princeton University, the University of Oregon, the University of Michigan and the General Services Administration.
Previous award-winning projects for which Mr. Rupert was Principal-in-Charge include the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Building at the Art Institute of Chicago; the Toledo Museum of Art Master Plan and renovation; and the Harold Washington Library Center in downtown Chicago. He was the design team leader for Paternoster Square Redevelopment Master Plan in London, which won a National Honor Award in Urban Design from the American Institute of Architects.
Mr. Rupert has sought to advance design excellence by serving on and chairing both local and regional design award juries. He regularly serves as a design critic on juries at a number of schools of architecture throughout the Midwest. Over the years Mr. Rupert has participated as a panelist in symposia on such matters as the design of museums and libraries. His presentation and lectures have included topics ranging from design to building technology issues. His work in the context of the firm has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally in professional journals and the general media. His written work has appeared in regional and national architectural journals. He is a recipient of the Young Architect Award of the American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter. He was appointed a National Peer in the GSA's Design Excellence Program in 2006 and is a LEED accredited professional.
Mr. Rupert is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.