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Joseph Ferut, Jr. - Principal

Joe has been involved in the profession of architecture for over thirty years, and considers his work a lifelong learning experience. He has had the opportunity to work for some of the most recognized design firms in northeast Ohio, where he nurtured his love of architecture and learned that “everything is design”.

Joe's respect for the built and natural environment has directed his learning and experience towards creating sustainable design solutions. Always aware that “we must be both students and teachers”, Joe extends this philosophy as an adjunct professor at Kent State College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

Exceeding his values for work is his devotion to family. Joe lives in nearby Carlisle Township with his wife PJ, children Mary and Michael, and the infamous Monroe!

Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from Kent State University (1979) and a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois - Chicago (1987).


Lee Goodman - Associate

Lee has been a designer since she was a little girl, when she used to create villages for her matchbox cars in her sandbox. (She would even set up tiny parks and retention basins.) The daughter of an engineer, she took mechanical drafting courses when her fellow female students were baking cakes in home economics.

She attended Michigan State University and graduated with a degree in interior design, which she put to use after graduation designing medical offices. Eventually, she attended Kent State University and graduated at the top of her class with a Bachelors of Architecture. Soon after, she was persuaded by a professor to continue with her studies and received a Masters of Architecture from the School of Urban Design at Kent State University.

Lee has a strong interest in the field of historic preservation and has been known to stop in the middle of traffic in order to photograph important Greek Revival houses, which makes her a menace to motorists everywhere.

Lee lives in a home she designed near Vermilion with her husband Michael and their cat Napoleon.

Lee holds a Bachelor of Architecture (1993) and a Master of Architecture degree (1997) from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University (1983).


Monroe - Office Assistant

Monroe is a lively cocker spaniel who joined the ranks of Ferut Architects as a puppy in June 2007. Monroe had to fill the paws of Belle, a wonderful golden retriever who passed from old age. Monroe has stepped up to the challenge with an inimitable animated presence. He manages to get in trouble (just once in a while), but has a knack for making us smile and keeping our blood pressure low.

Monroe holds an obedience certificate from Cherrywood Kennels (2008).

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