Scott Ruff is a Visiting Associate Professor of Architecture at the Pratt Institute and the Tulane University School of Architecture. Ruff received his first professional Bachelors of Architecture degree from Cornell University and a Masters of Architecture from Cornell University. He is the principal of RuffWorks Studio, a research and design studio specializing in culturally informed projects and community engagement. He has published numerous articles in Thresholds, a journal produced by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Architecture, that include “Signifying: An African-American Language to Landscape”, “Spatial ‘wRapping’: A Speculation on Men’s Hip-Hop Fashion”.