Senior Lecturer  |  The University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, Preservation + Development

Robin Z. Puttock


Robin is a licensed architect in Maryland and Virginia and has been practicing for over twenty years, specializing in award-winning, sustainable civic architecture at firms including The Lukmire Partnership (now RRMM) and Gensler. Robin has been recognized for her professional work by the US Department of Education and President Barack Obama, having designed over a dozen LEED certified buildings, including six achieving a Gold rating and the first Green Ribbon School in the Country. Robin is the former Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Professor of Practice at The Catholic University of America. Robin has taught over a dozen unique courses, including all levels of design studio from first year to graduate studios. Robin has created many courses including her Net Zero Studio which has produced a 2021 ACSA/AIA COTE Top Ten for Students winner and her Human Centric Evidence Based Design for WELLbeing course which delivered a university-wide lecture series of internationally-recognized professionals as well as 17 new WELL APs. Robin has presented her research at several conferences and has been published in Routledge’s 2021 Programming for Health and Wellbeing in Architecture. She is also a co-investigator for a $240k research grant, her portion focusing on biometric analysis. A frequent guest juror at multiple universities, Robin has also served as an expert reviewer for the JEA, the ACSA and EDRA. Robin is an active volunteer on local, state, national and international levels, serving on the National AIA Higher Education Advisory Team (HEAT), the National AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Award for Students Working Group, the Arlington Public School (APS) Superintendent Advisory Board on Sustainability, the APS Building Level Planning Committee, the Host Committee for USGBC’s Greenbuild and as one of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leaders. Robin earned two degrees from Virginia Tech: a Bachelor of Architecture in 1999 and a post-professional Master of Architecture in 2016.