Joel Rutten is an architect and a director at BTA. He served as project architect for the Acropolis Museum in Athens, the ECAL School of Art and Design in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Concert Hall in Limoges, France, and the Vacheron-Constantin Headquarters in Geneva, among other projects and competitions. Due to his extensive knowledge of construction principles and technologies, he oversees design development and construction documents for international projects, coordinating the New York and Paris offices. Prior to joining Bernard Tschumi Architects in 1998, Joel was a project architect at Rafael Vinoly Architects in New York and at the offices of Pierre Dubesset & Dominique Lyon and Odile Decq & Benoit Cornette in Paris. He also worked in the offices of Sir Norman Foster & Partners and Jean Nouvel, and has taught at the E.A.B. in France, in addition to serving on reviews for the Georgia Tech and Illinois University programs in Paris.