Jim Lutz, Lecturer
Lecturer, Co-Director MS Sustainable Design Program, IDP Educator Coordinator
Areas of Expertise
Sustainable Design strategies for single and multi-family residential projects
Adaptive re-use and sustainability
Jim Lutz is a registered architect and Lecturer in the School of Architecture where he teaches classes in building technology and sustainability. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. He served as a faculty advisor for the University of Minnesota’s entry in the 2009 Solar Decathlon and has led a graduate studio in Haiti, working with Architecture for Humanity. He has also taught at the University of Memphis where he was a faculty advisor for TERRA, an award-winning LEED-Platinum sustainable design demonstration house. Prior to that, he practiced architecture in California for twenty years, fifteen of which were with a firm he co-founded, designing residential, commercial, and institutional projects.