Matthew Lutz is a registered architect (RA) in the State of Vermont, a certified passive house consultant (CPHC), and an associate professor of architecture in the School of Architecture + Art at Norwich University. His research focuses on the intersection of high-performance building and affordable housing.
Prof. Lutz is a member of the Vermont Board of Architects and is active in the passive house community, which works to further high-performance sustainable building practices. He received his bachelor of fine arts in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design and his masters of architecture from Virginia Tech. He taught in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech prior to joining the Norwich faculty in 2007. He has worked with Wright Massey and The Moon Brothers and has maintained a private architectural practice since 2010.
From 2011 to 2013, Prof. Lutz led an interdisciplinary group of Norwich faculty and students in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition. Their prototype house won several awards, including the Byron Stafford Award of Distinction, as well as first place awards in Affordability and Energy Balance.
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