Rudy Letsche

Senior Architect

Having explored finance, music, filmmaking, and construction before dedicating himself to architecture, Rudy lived and worked in Berlin, Buenos Aires, New York, Rome, and Shanghai prior to moving to the Bay Area. In New York he worked as a Project Manager and Job Captain on multiple projects for private clients before joining Gensler’s New York office, where he served as a designer on several types of retail projects. At Gensler Shanghai, Rudy worked on high-profile projects including the second tallest building in the world (the 2,074 foot-tall Shanghai Tower), while helping to spearhead Gensler’s sustainable design efforts in the Asia region. Rudy returned to the US to enroll at UC Berkeley, where he earned his Masters in Architecture, extending that study to do a yearlong traveling fellowship as part of his thesis research. Fond of both cities and nature, Rudy is particularly interested in how architecture engages the urban environment, how the city engages the landscape, and how current technology is enabling us to analyze these intersections in novel ways. Rudy joined WRNS Studio in 2015.

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