Ruth Oczkowski
Partner

Ruth Oczkowski is a partner of SKB with 37 years of experience in the interior design profession. She has been with SKB for over 22 years. Ruth specializes in managing the largest and most logistically challenging projects in the office. She is currently serving as Partner-in-Charge for a 260,000 sf renovation-in-place project for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, in conjunction with several other corporate works. She is also working in tandem with the design team on Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease – Columbus overseeing the furniture acquisition for the project.

Other recently completed projects where she served in this same capacity included Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease’s new 65,000 SF offices in Cincinnati, 100,000 sf for Mathematica Policy Research in Washington, DC, and a multitude of law firm projects including Latham & Watkins LLP’s Washington, DC office, Goodwin Procter LLP in DC and Boston, and Kaye Scholer in DC.

In addition to managing all aspects of the design and construction teams on large projects, Ruth is responsible for guiding the way SKB manages projects and services its clients. For more 37 years, Ruth has managed large and small projects at all levels of complexity, and she excels at guiding the client and team through the logistical details of design and construction. Ruth coordinates project schedules and is directly responsible for managing project budgets. Since her background started with the furniture aspects of design projects, she typically directs the assembly of the furniture specification and procurement packages as well as often times managing the entire relocation effort. These services require a high level of logistical coordination, which demonstrates our strength in this area under Ruth’s leadership.

Ruth founded SKB Procurements, Inc. in 1993 to assist our clients with the procurement of furniture and manages that division of the firm. Procurement services benefit our clients by offering economic advantages, project continuity, and product and timing controls not provided by conventional dealerships. By evaluating and analyzing various conditions throughout the project, SKB Procurements supports SKB Architecture and Design’s goal to achieve overall design excellence at the lowest possible cost. SKB Procurements has procured more than $100 million in products for our clients, resulting in gross savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is a measurable element of success. The value that cannot be so easily measured is client services, wherein Ms. Oczkowski provides a consistent level of coordination throughout the project.

Education

Bachelor of Science, 1978
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg VA