Will Fuhrmeister, Design Build Manager: Will holds an B.A. in Industrial Design from Auburn University, so you know he loves getting his hands dirty working in the shop. When he’s not at Ruffner, he spends his time designing furniture and housewares using non-traditional materials. He’s a big believer in approachable design, or quality design that improves the quality of life of those who live and interact with it. Before coming to Ruffner, Will worked as a cook in various Birmingham restaurants, and in New Orleans at Cochon. The consummate pragmatist, Will focuses on what works. How do we close the gap between the public and the natural world? Whether in demolition, construction, or design, he is constantly searching for new ways to bring us more fully into the spaces we inhabit. He also loves cats.