Caitlin Hutton

Caitlin Hutton

Portland, OR, US



I'm a recent graduate of Pennsylvania State University where I completed a Bachelor of Architecture degree. From my studies over the last five years, and my studies abroad, I've learned that architecture has the potential to improve quality of life by acting as a social catalyst through physical and visual means. I am passionate about community and client based projects that act at a scale of greater influence.

My senior thesis was a vessel of exploration for these interests. Based in North Charleston, South Carolina, the project focused on how architecture could combat food desert conditions and address socioeconomic divides both physically and intellectually. Consequently, I am drawn to sustainable architecture and to design that is integrated with the environment.

I enjoy all aspects of a project, from materiality to spatial relationships, and I love diving in to the historical, social, environmental and political context that inevitably influence design. New technology is allowing for bolder and more innovative design and I'm very excited to be entering the workforce in this age of rapid change.

Last year I spent a semester abroad in Rome, and traveled all over central and western Europe with a backpack and a sketchbook. I had the time of my life, and I learned more that I ever thought possible. Back here on the east coast I have been injecting those experiences into my design approach as much as possible.


LRS Architects, Portland, OR, US, Project Staff

Dec 2018 - current

William Wilson Architects, Portland, OR, US, Designer

Dec 2016 - Dec 2018

RSSC Architects, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Intern

Jan 2015 - Nov 2016

Summer Study Programs, University Park, PA, US, Instructor

In charge of an intensive international summer program. Instructor of design studio, architectural theory, professional practice and architectural history.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, US, Visual Communications Teaching Assistant

Instructor of drafting, hand drawing, adobe suite and architectural analysis.

Sep 2011 - Dec 2013

Board of Architectural Review, Charleston, SC, US, Historic Preservation Intern

Review design proposals for the historic district of downtown Charleston.

May 2013 - Sep 2013

The Apple Tree, State College, PA, US, Graphic Design and Sales

Designer of advertisements and window displays. Customer service and inventory experience. Creator of a mural on the façade.

May 2010 - Sep 2011


The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2014

Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts, Erie, PA, US, Architecture, Music

Jun 2008 - Sep 2008


Architecture Student Ambassador, Award

I was awarded this title by the Department of Architecture and the Recruitment Committee at the Pennsylvania State University for assisting prospective students and their families and giving tours of the Architecture building.


2011 Student Film Organization Two-Day Film Competition, 1st Place

Co-winner with Robyn Engel, I helped write, cast, direct, edit, and art direct the short film "Lovesick". Contestants were given two days to create a short film with a random prop and a random line of dialogue. The fim can be viewed at:


Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts, Scholarship

I was awarded a scholarship to attend the PA Governor's School for the Arts where I studied architecture and music. Acceptance was based on portfolio submissions and a testing and interview process.


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