Chris Lutjen

LEED AP BD+C, Architect

Although a transplant from Ohio, being here ten plus years I now consider California home. I absolutely love the access to the beautiful forests, mountains, ocean, and varied urban spaces in the Bay area. Being inspired by sustainability and the craft of historic buildings brought me to architecture and ELS. I am happy to be here!

Calaveras Big Trees California State Park, 2015
Education

M. Arch, Kent State University Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC), B.S. Arch, Kent State University

Started at ELS

2019

Cities

Cleveland, Oakland, and Rome

Building

The Old Arcade in Cleveland, modeled after the Galleria in Milan

Favorite Meal

Anything Mom makes

Sport

Soccer

Spare Time

Hiking, mountain biking, skiing, riding the Vespa, brewing beer

Movie

Chariots of Fire

Motto

Mens sana in corpore sano: A healthy mind in a healthy body. – attributed to Juvenal