Robin Z. Puttock, RA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, is an Assistant Professor of Practice and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at The Catholic University of America. Robin is also a practicing architect with over twenty years of experience in award-winning, sustainable civic architecture at firms including The Lukmire Partnership 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.
During her time at CUA, Robin has taught all levels of design studio from first year to graduate studios, including roles in Thesis Advising. Robin has also created or developed seven unique courses while at CUA related to Net Zero Design, Neuroarchitecture and Well-being. Robin is the Director of CUA's IPAL Program, the Undergraduate Recruiting Chair, the faculty advisor for the Interschool Student Design Competition (ISDC) and the faculty representative for both the ACSA and NCARB.
Robin’s teaching and research focuses on sustainability and neuroarchitecture. She will be contributing two chapters in an upcoming Routledge publication, “Programming for Health and Well-being in Architecture”. Robin has presented her research at the Environmental Design Research Association’s Annual Conference and has been featured in several publications, including the Catholic News Service. Robin has 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 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 a Bachelor of Architecture and a post-professional Master of Architecture, both from Virginia Tech.