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Hunter Pittman, RA

Associate Professor
Director, School of Architecture + Design

B.Arch., Virginia Tech
M.Arch., Virginia Tech


Hunter Pittman is an associate professor in the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech. He serves as the Director of the School. He has previously served as chair of the Graduate Program in Architecture (2014-2016) and, before that, as chair of the Professional undergraduate Architecture (B.Arch.) Program, where he taught Architecture III design laboratory, Building Assemblies, and Building Analysis in the third year of the B.Arch. program and advised fifth-year thesis students. Prof. Pittman has also taught basic design and environmental building systems in the Graduate Program, as well as advising graduate thesis students. He received the College’s 2014 Certificate for Excellence in Teaching and the School’s 2014 J. Stoeckel Design Lab Teaching Excellence Award. In 1999, he was awarded the University Certificate for Teaching Excellence.

Beginning in 2002, in collaboration with Prof. Steve Thompson, Prof. Pittman conducted a design/build studio involving third-year architecture students. This project focused on pedagogical research into the nature of studio teaching as well as design and material research on rammed earth construction and studies of wood framing techniques based on the Schindler frame. Prof. Pittman maintains a small architecture practice in Blacksburg, and, prior to joining the faculty, he practiced in southeastern Virginia and in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a registered architect in Virginia.