Award Winning Architecture, Interior Design and Planning

Awards

2013       Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Award for Excellence United Christian Parish of Reston         

2013       Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Award of Merit in Architecture Congregation Olam Tikvah

2013       Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Award of Merit in Architecture United Christian Parish of Reston

2012       National Association for Industrial and Office Parks, Award of Excellence I66 Transfer Station Operations Center

2012       Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Award for Excellence I66 Transfer Station Operation Center

2012       Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Award for Excellence I66 Transfer Station Operation Center

2011       American Public Works Association –National Public Works Project of America Martha Washington Library

2011       Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Merit Award Congregation Olam Tikvah

2011       Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Honorable Mention Martha Washington Library

2011       American Public Works Association VA-DC-MD Chapter, Regional Project of the Year Martha Washington Library

2010       National Association for Industrial and Office Parks, Award of Excellence Martha Washington Library

2010      Virginia Society AIA, T. David Fitz-Gibbon Firm AwardIn Recognition of the Firm’s Consistent Production of Distinguished Architecture

2010       Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Award of Excellence Martha Washington Library 

2008       New York Chapter AIA, Award of Merit in Urban Design Pentagon Reservation: Perimeter Security & Pedestrian Plaza Pentagon Reservation, Washington, DC (with Rogers Marvel Architects)

2007       Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Award of Merit in Architecture Green Acres School-Activities Building Expansion, Rockville, MD

2006       Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Award of Merit in Architecture (Historic Preservation) River Park Mutual Homes, Washington, DC

2006       Virginia Society AIA, Merit Award for Excellence in Design (Historic Preservation) River Park Mutual Homes, Washington, DC

2002       Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Award of Merit in Architecture Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, VA

2002       Virginia Society AIA, Merit Award for Excellence in Design Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, VA

2001       Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Special Citation for Architecture Cooling Plant Addition, Reston, VA

2001       Virginia Society AIA, Honor Award for Excellence in Design – (Un-built Category) Unitarian Church of the Shenandoah Valley, Frederick County, VA

2001       Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Merit Award Central Cooling Plant Addition, Reston, VA

2000       Masonry Institute Inc. Masonry Design First Award Green Acres School, Rockville, MD

1999       Masonry Institute Inc. Masonry Design Merit Award Central Cooling Plant Addition, Reston, VA

1996       Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, 20 Year Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture Ritter House, Springfield, VA

1995       Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Alexandria, VA

1995       Fairfax County Exceptional Design Award, Honor Award Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Alexandria, VA                         

1994       Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Award of Excellence in Architecture Break Area for AT&T Office Workers, Vienna, VA

1993       Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Award of Excellence in Architecture Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Blacksburg, VA

1993       Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Merit Award for Excellence in Design Transformations of the Chatman Bath, Alexandria, VA

1993       Virginia Society AIA, Award for Design Excellence Lubber Run Amphitheater, Arlington County, VA

1993       AIA Northern Virginia, Masonry Design Honorable Mention Office Building Addition

1993       Building Better Communities Design Competition, Award of Design Excellence              

1992       Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Merit Award for Excellence in Design (Un-built Category) Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Blacksburg, VA

1991       Virginia Society AIA, Award for Design Excellence 7 Day Convenience Store, Quantico, VA

1991       The Alexandria Building Industry Association, Award of Excellence Ristorante Tavola, Alexandria, VA

1991       The Masonry Institute, First Award Lorton Community Library, Fairfax County, VA

1991       Fairfax County Exceptional Design Award, Merit Award Transformation of the Corcoran Residence, Fairfax County, VA

1990       Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Merit Award for Excellence in Design Transformations of the Corcoran Residence, Great Falls, VA

1990       Virginia Society AIA, Award for Excellence in Architecture Transformations of the Corcoran Residence, Great Falls, VA

1990       Virginia Masonry Council, Excellence in Masonry Design Award Lorton Community Library, Fairfax County, VA

1990       Washington Design Celebration Awards, Merit Award AT&T Corporate Offices, Vienna, VA

1989       Virginia Society AIA, Award for Excellence in Architecture Ordinance Stripping Bunker, Quantico, VA

1989       Virginia Masonry Council, First Place Residential Award Nicholson Residence Addition, McLean, VA

1988       Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Award for Excellence in Architecture Pasta Fresca & Gastronomy, Bethesda, MD

1988       Virginia Society AIA, Merit Award for Excellence in Design Nicholson Residence Addition, McLean, VA

1988       Washington Chapter AIA / Washingtonian Magazine, Award for Distinctive Residential Architecture Nicholson Residence Addition, McLean, VA

1987       Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Award for Excellence in Architecture Nicholson Residence Addition, McLean, VA

1987       Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Award for Excellence in Architecture Quantico Post Office, Quantico, VA

1987       The Masonry Institute, First Award Quantico Post Office, Quantico, VA

1984       Innovations in Housing Competition, Grand Award

1984       Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Award for Excellence in Architecture Suzanne’s Spa, Washington, DC

1982       Virginia Society AIA, Honor Award for Excellence in Design Kayton Residence, Greene County, VA

1978       Virginia Society AIA, Honor Award for Excellence in Design LeCompte Studio, Loudoun County, VA

1977       Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Honor Award for Excellence in Design LeCompte Studio, Loudoun County, VA

Other Honors

2002       Mr. Ritter received the William C. Noland Medal, which is the highest honor bestowed by the Virginia Society AIA to an architect

1991       Mr. Ritter was elevated to the College of Fellows, AIA

1991       The Virginia Society AIA gave Mr. Ritter an award for Distinguished Service to the Profession

1989       Mr. Ritter was the only Virginia Architect selected for inclusion in “American Architects, A Survey of Award Winning Contemporaries and their Notable Works”

1989       The Northern Virginia Chapter AIA presented Mr. Ritter with an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Design, one of only six given in sixteen years

1988       Mr. Ritter received an Award for Distinguished Leadership and Service from the Northern Virginia Chapter AIA

1982       The American Society of College Administrators, Southeastern Region, invited Mr. Ritter to present his work during its convention, as an example of a small practice noted for its design quality