udy Bertolino graduated from Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo) in 1973, with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. The School of Architecture has an expression,“Learn by Doing” which Rudy took to heart.
Needing a break from the scholastics and structure of academia, Rudy went to work for several contractors in San Luis Obispo, and Sonoma counties, learning and expanding his knowledge of the construction industry.
In 1977, Rudy started working for architectural firms in Santa Rosa as a draftsman, designer, and job captain. The projects ranged from custom homes, to commercial and industrial, further exposing him to new building types and processes.
In 1986, he opened his own office and his practice has evolved into the residential field, new construction, remodels & additions.
Rudy loves a puzzle! He enjoys the challenge of finding the right solution for his clients and the interaction and process of developing the concept and arriving at the solution. His current puzzle is expanding his practice to include sustainable and energy efficient building practices.