International design studio John McAslan + Partners (JMP) have announced that Ruth Butler has joined the practice’s Sydney studio as an Associate, with the experienced architect to lead JMP’s delivery of the new Waterloo Metro Station.

Holding 20 years of built environment experience, Butler’s skillset includes the ability to work with clients, stakeholders and manage construction sites.

Butler’s recent ventures in the UK have received critical acclaim, including the likes of the Burntwood School (RIBA Stirling Prize 2015) and Seven Sisters Country Park (AJ Retrofit Award 2023). Butler was also a major design influence on the$165 mixed-use Plimsoll Building at London's Kings Cross. Her 2017 design of Hampshire Passivhaus received a Wood Award, regarded as the UK’s premier awards program for excellence in architecture and product design in wood.

"As an architect, I have a strong interest in heritage and adaptive re-use," Butler says. 

"I'm pleased to be joining a practice with great depth in these areas and to have the opportunity to work on city-changing projects."

JMP Director Troy Uleman says that Butler will prove to be a valuable addition to the practice, contributing to the Sydney studio’s knowledge base.

"Ruth is an excellent fit for our practice," he says. 

"She has a focus on turning old into new and is committed to design for decarbonisation. Her impressive portfolio of education, residential and commercial projects will benefit our clients as we expand in these sectors locally."