Architect | Visionary | Philanthropist
Troy Luttman, AIA, NCARB
I was raised at the Jersey Shore and spent all my childhood following my general contractor father around. I was exposed to all aspects of the construction industry. It involved getting my hands dirty, no doubt. I attended UNC Charlotte College of Architecture and graduated with honors in both a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture degrees.
The first part of my career involved designing higher education and primary education projects. A few years later a dear friend asked me to be involved with an incredibly special project. Luttman Architecture, Inc. was formed in 1998. We took on all project types, specializing in parks and recreation, higher education, office space, industrial, adaptive reuse and custom interiors.
In 2008 I was working on projects at Queens University of Charlotte and was asked to come on full time to assist in the anticipated construction. I also was fortunate to maintain my architecture firm during that period. I spent more than a dozen years there developing and building major buildings including a Science Building, Recreation Center and Fine Arts Center. I was the campus architect and developed more than 40 projects there.
In 2020 I began focusing back to my private practice.
We are a small firm with Big Ideas!
While many individuals in the profession can resolve the mere functional requirements of a building program, a talented architect brings to a project a unique set of intangible assets. By determining the aesthetic and inspirational qualities of a building and site, a good designer goes beyond the expectations and imagination of the client. The designer has the unique ability to create exciting spatial relationships, provide unexpected subtleties in simple detail, manipulate the properties of light, and give sculptural form to that which begins as a building program. The designer can transcend the immediate program requirements by determining the significance, relationship and impact of the project on the community as a whole.