Bruce Kinlin Principal, AIA

Bruce has a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Yale University where he was the recipient of the George Nelson Award and Scholarship. He was a teaching fellow for Yale’s undergraduate Architecture and Art History departments.

He is involved in the design and development of each project. He believes that every project is a one of a kind collaboration between the client and Kinlin Rutherfurd. With Lily, he works to ensure that each project’s specific and unique objectives are understood and achieved. His efforts then refine resolved solutions as architectural designs that appeal to clients’ higher sensitivities, sensibilities, and tastes.

Earlier in his career, Bruce was a Project Architect for Paul Rudolph where he worked on all phases of design and project management on projects in East Hampton and Mamaroneck New York, Singapore, and Hong Kong. He also earned a Bachelor of Architecture with Highest Honors from Pratt Institute where he received the American Institute of Architects Award for excellence. He is a graduate of Kenyon College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Distinction in Fine Art and was awarded the Margaret E. Leslie award for drawing.

Elizabeth Rutherfurd Principal, AIA

Lily graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a BA in the School of Architecture, and has a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture.

She is engaged in the design process and resolution of each project. In collaboration with Bruce, and in their work with the Kinlin Rutherfurd team, Lily strives to create architecture and interiors that are finely detailed, fully integrated and beautifully composed. With a distinct sensitivity for color, texture and finishes, she seeks to refine the look and feel of our finished work. She works in collaboration with the client, and with other project consultants, to develop each project from a cohesive design concept to an elegantly resolved finished product.

Earlier in her career Lily was a Project Architect at Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects. She worked on large residential projects in Maryland and in Austin Texas and also on the International Center of Photography museum renovation in New York. She worked with Gabellini Associates, Joel Sanders Architect and Pei, Cobb, Freed and Partners. While at Yale, Lily was awarded the Wendy Elizabeth Banning Prize and was a teaching fellow for Yale’s undergraduate Architecture studios and for graduate courses in Structures. Lily also studied at the École des Beaux Arts in Fontainbleau, France, and was the recipient of their First Prize in Architecture and a medal from the Académie d’Architecture.


Flavia Da Silva

Flavia Da Silva has been with Kinlin Rutherfurd since 2005. She has a keen interest in residential architecture and extensive experience managing ground up and renovation projects. She is a skilled and experienced designer with expertise in creating detailed millwork drawings, permit drawings and comprehensive construction documents. She has a deep knowledge of residential building codes and extensive experience interacting with all types of regulatory entities, including building departments, the Department of Environmental Control, Health departments and town trustees. Her ability to navigate regulatory entities has been instrumental in securing regulatory approval and building permits for many Kinlin Rutherfurd waterfront projects.

She was born in Uruguay and studied architecture at La Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay.  She has served as the Project Architect on numerous apartment renovations in New York City and on many complete house renovations in Connecticut, Rhode Island and on Fishers Island, NY. She has also been the Project Architect on numerous new ground up country homes in Rhode Island and New York.

Sean Dugan

Sean Dugan is a Project Architect and lead designer. His projects include the renovation of large scale multi-family buildings, private homes on the Upper East Side, a community center in Harlem, and the Fishers Island Library.

Sean is an alumnus of the University of Illinois, the Ecole d’Architecture de Versailles, and the Pratt Institute where he studied under Henry Smith Miller, Thomas Leeser and Enrique Walker.

During his 10 years of experience, Sean has been a constant advocate for thoughtful and well-crafted form.  Prior to joining Kinlin Rutherfurd Architects, he was the lead architect at Omelette, the multi-disciplinary design studio of Héctor Galván.