Wold Ruck Pate

Partnering to serve you better

Wold Ruck Pate, our Illinois branch, specializes in sustainable design and engineering for education, government, healthcare, senior living, and religious clients.


Gary Ruck started his practice in Barrington, Illinois, in 1975. Since then, the firm has become known for smart design and superior client service. From the start, Ruck’s primary goal was to provide clients with a high level of service that would result in lasting relationships.


In 1982, Steven Pate joined Ruck to form Ruck, Pate & Associates, broadening the practice and strengthening the company’s service offerings. John Maurer and Frederick Schuster joined the firm in 1987 and soon after, the firm became RuckPate Architecture.


Wold acquired Ruck Pate in April 2017. In the process, we nearly doubled our local Illinois team and expanded our capabilities in K‐12, higher education, and government design. Our partnership demonstrates an ongoing commitment to serve the Illinois region and improve communities through collaborative design.