Omni names new Associates

Omni Architects welcomes Erin Ruhl and Nathan Tanner as its newest Associates.
Erin Ruhl, AIA, and Nathan Tanner, AIA, have become Associates at Omni Architects. Both are recognized for their contributions within the firm and their service to their clients, colleagues, and the community. The announcement of new Associates supports Omni Architects’ commitment to longevity, relevance, and excellence within the architectural profession.

Ruhl began her career at Omni Architects in 2014 and holds a BA in Architecture from the University of Kentucky and a Masters in Architecture from Rice University, where she received the Morris R. Pitman Award. Since joining Omni Architects, she has worked on highly complex renovations and expansions at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton Student Center and the Centre College Olin Hall Science Building. Ruhl is actively involved in community initiatives that are focused on creating a more equitable environment for all, specifically as President and member of the Board of Directors at Seedleaf, a non-profit organization that exists to nourish communities by growing, cooking, sharing, and recycling food. She is also a graduate of the Get On Board Program where she served at the Plantory, and was also a mentor for the #IAmAWomanInSTEM. Ruhl is a critic, instructor, and guest artist at the Governor’s School for the Arts, a UK College of Design mentor, and a member of Kentucky Women in Architecture.

Nathan Tanner joined Omni Architects in 2014 and has since developed a primary focus on advanced manufacturing training facilities and laboratory design. He was an integral team member on the Postsecondary Center for Excellence on Maysville Community & Technical College’s Rowan County campus, and the current renovation of Building 55A on the University of Louisville’s medical sciences campus. Tanner received his BA and MA from the University of Kentucky, where he earned international recognition for a Himalayan Mountain Hut Competition and a Modular Architecture Challenge held by Ryterna Modul. He also collaborated with NASA and the U.S. Air Force to develop, patent, and produce EPC Systems, a life-changing emergency medical deployment system for the US Military. He currently serves as a director for AIA East Kentucky Chapter and is a Pillar Group Member for Career Success and Professional Development for AIA Kentucky. Tanner’s interests include initiatives to solve the growing crisis of poverty, pandemic displacement and homelessness throughout the Bluegrass.