Sandra Vitzthum, AIA, LEED AP

Sandra VitzthumHaving grown up in Vermont, where there is a rich architectural tradition, I began to study and recreate local details at the age of twelve. Undergraduate thesis research took me to Bali, Indonesia; there I first understood how buildings have spirit and live. This trip also kindled my long-term interest in the relationship between culture and building; in 1995 I returned to Bali to illustrate "The Life of a Balinese Temple" by anthropologist Hildred Geertz.

After completing my Master's in Architecture at the University of Virginia, I interned in the office of Allan Greenberg, who is, in my mind, the greatest living classical architect. I have taught at Albertus Magnus College and the University of New Haven (both in Connecticut), Norwich University (in Vermont) and the University of Notre Dame (Indiana). I have taught design, theory and history, and building technology.

My writings have focused on both traditional and ecological design. (See the publications tab in menu.) My work has been recognized for both traditional and ecological excellence by the Home Builders and Remodelers Association (HBRA) and the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. I speak nationally on these subjects at the Traditional Building Forum and preservation workshops.

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