Our work operates on the belief that architecture fundamentally shapes how we experience the world.
Lutz Studio is an architecture practice based in Houston and led by Shawn M. Lutz, a practitioner who combines the rootedness of a local architecture practice with the broad interests of an international design studio. From small to medium-sized buildings that confront detail-level constraints to ambitious international competitions that draw upon the collective repertoire of the discipline, the trajectory of the practice is through the method of simultaneously working at the opposing ends of the professional spectrum. Our studio philosophy and approach to the works involve more significant questions of the discipline--specifically, how geometric, formal, and tectonic pursuits relate to broader contexts such as contemporary art, construction, landscape, and the environment.
Founded 2017 / Houston
Services Architecture / Interiors / Graphic Design / Facades
Projects Asia, North America, European Union
Shawn M. Lutz is the founder and director of Lutz Studio. Shawn's background stems from various practices in Houston, New York, and Chicago, as well as collaborations and many urban design, airport, commercial, residential, interior, and graphic design projects—local, national, and international. Other projects remain ongoing and have received conceptual, international, and local recognition, including the 2021 Prix Versailles and the recognition of the Boston Society of Architects, the Texas Society of Architects, and many others.
Shawn received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Houston and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Prior practice experience under Peter Ruggerio, Douglas Oliver, Kathrin Brunner.
Past and present collaborators include Jason Logan, Jonathan A. Scelsa & Jennifer Birkeland of op.AL, Paul Kweton, Daimian Hines, Marsha Bowden, Ashley Craig, Corey Phelps, Hidekazu Takahashi, Jesús Vassallo, Maggie Tsang & Isaac Stein of Dept. LLC.
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