Shawn Lutz

Shawn Lutz

Houston, TX, US



Experienced in designing numerous project typologies and scales. Offering diverse perspectives, innovative solutions, and the ability to express ideas through a wide range of media and deliverables. Innovative creator of breakthrough designs independently and in collaboration with associates.



Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Sr. Design Professional

Nov 2011 - current

University of Houston, Adjunct Lecturer

Foundation Studio Instructor - Instructing a course to provide foundation knowledge and expertise of understand and performing the act of design. This nine-credit course will be the first steps of education for a students professional bachelor degree program at the College of Architecture.

Foundation Curriculum Committee - Accompanied by teaching, a request to partake in a foundation curriculum committee to create and organize a new studio curriculum.

Aug 2011 - current

Rice University, Digital Media Assistant

Instructing students by request to development software skills in accompany for their architectural courses. Directing with a broad range of knowledge and training through multiple software tools, the students are able to explore and communicate their projects, designs and research further and effectively.

Jan 2011 - current

MORRIS ARCHITECTS, a subsidiary of HUITT-ZOLLARS, Designer

Provided design assistance for all studios including Corporate, Education, Healthcare, Hospitality, and Mixed Use in a 150-person firm. Utilized AutoCAD, Rhinoceros with Vray, and Revit for computer modeling, rendering, and producing various project deliverables. Collaborated with users and other consultants on all phases from master planning through construction documents.

Mar 2007 - Aug 2009


Harvard University, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - Dec 2010

University of Houston, BArch, Architecture

International Architecture Program in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

Aug 2001 - Dec 2006


AIA Houston, Conceptual Project, Award

Urban Re-Vision Dallas


Texas Society of Architect, Award

Extreme Birding, Costa Rica & Alaska


Urban Re-Vision Dallas Competition, Honorable Mention

Seeds of Integration


Boston Society of Architects, Unbuilt Architecture, Award

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Schools


AIA Houston, On the Boards, Award

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Schools


Society of American Registered Architects, Award

Rig Hotel


National Design Award of Excellence, Award

Oil Rig Resort and Spa


Radical Innovation in Hospitality Competition, 1st Place

Oil Rig Resort and Spa


Radical Innovation in Hospitality Competition, Honorable Mention

Extreme Birding


AIA Houston, On the Boards, Award

Heritage Plaza Parking Garage


Areas of Specialization 


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