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Wayne Ruga
Founder and President
The CARITAS Project
wruga@post.harvard.edu

Wayne Ruga has devoted his career to creating and supporting the development of spaces that inspire the human potential. His primary area of focus is in the demonstration of the role that the environment plays in enhancing human health and well-being, particularly in the healthcare setting. As the worldās leading authority and spokesperson on this subject, Wayne has developed an international reputation as a champion of keeping an intentional human-centered culture at the heart of planning decisions, building solutions, and operational strategies.

A world-renowned architect, scholar, and visionary, Wayne launched The CARITAS Project as the next phase of his quest to activate peopleās capacity for health by transforming organizational culture as a means of improving the quality of the built environment. He envisions a world that demonstrates the valuing of respect for human dignity, both in terms of the business culture and the lived-experience of the environment. His goal for The CARITAS Project is to provide the research, resources, and techniques that will bring this philosophy into the mainstream as part of everyday practice.