Christian Truitt

Christian Truitt

Boston, MA, US


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Bergmeyer, Boston, MA, US, Job Captain / Designer

Jun 2013 - Mar 2014

Environetics, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, Job Captain / Architectural Designer

Jan 2012 - Jun 2013

Parette Somjen Architects, Denville, NJ, US, Intern Architect

Feb 2011 - Jan 2012


Sep 2005 - May 2010

The Westminster School, Simsbury, CT, US, High School, _

Sep 2002 - May 2005


2012 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture, Award

According to the AIA website, "The Institute Honor Awards program recognizes achievements for a broad range of architectural activity to elevate the general quality of architecture practice, establish a standard of excellence against which all architects can measure performance, and inform the public of the breadth and value of architecture practice."

Lumenhaus was one of nine recipients of the 2012 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture.

This was the first time a university team had been ever been given this honor. The jury commented that the “creative use of materials and the flexibility of its components quickly respond to changes in the environment through automated systems that optimize energy consumption. The plan and section are orchestrated by light and materials to enhance the perception of a small footprint. The interior is cleverly designed with comfortable if compact spaces, compatible materials, and a rationale and clear layout.”


Solar Decathlon Europe, 1st Place

Core team member of Virginia Tech's Lumenhaus, the overall champion of the event. The event was a vindication of a three-year effort, with the house taking 1st Place in Architecture, 2nd Place in Communication and Social Awareness, and 3rd Place in both the Industrialization & Market Viability and Lighting Design contests.


Prospect Architecture Sustainability Prize, 1st Place

The sole recipient of the award for the most comprehensive and adept incorporation of sustainable building practices. The winning entry comprised of a multitude of daylighting strategies, to accommodate varying requirements of light levels, privacy, and overall visual comfort.


Virginia Tech Warren R. Kark Architectural Design Competition, 1st Place

First prize for a week-long competition among all third-year Virginia Tech Architecture students for a redesign of a campus "flex" facility. The competition stressed the combination of programming, thoughtful materials selection and design in combination with sustainable building practices to propose a feasible new re-configurable space for housing university departments whose typical facilities are under renovation.


Edward J. Scull Award for Excellence in Architecture, Award

Given to upon commencement to a graduate or graduates for "exemplary command of architectural principles, basic design theory, and hand-drafting skill." Co-recipient.


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