Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Emmanuelle van Rutten, B.Arch, OAA, OAQ, MRAIC, LEED AP BD+C


Emmanuelle van Rutten is a director at Moriyama & Teshima Architects in Ottawa where she has worked on high-profile projects in the national capital region, including the Canadian War Museum, the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, and the Visitor Welcome Centre Phase One on Parliament Hill in collaboration with IBI Group. Most recently, Emmanuelle led the Beaverbrook Library renovation and addition project for the Ottawa Public Library, which received national and international recognition.

Emmanuelle graduated from the Carleton University School of Architecture with high distinction and the AIA Henry Adams Medal in 1998. She maintains a close relationship with her alma mater, now called the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, where she has taught various core design studios in addition to serving as a regular guest critic. 

With a reputation as a talented designer and critic, fluidly communicating in both official languages, she was recently appointed as a panel member for the Ottawa Urban Design Review Panel.

Emmanuelle brings 16 years of experience working on distinctive institutional projects and a passion for architectural pedagogy to her role at the RAIC. Her committed engagement with urban design issues, focused on empowering communities and developing the public realm through design excellence, also position Emmanuelle to champion the profession's broader social roles and aspirations.