Award Winning Architecture, Interior Design and Planning

2013      

  • Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Award for Excellence, United Christian Parish of Reston 
  • Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Award of Merit in Architecture, Congregation Olam Tikvah
  • 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
  • Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Award for Excellence, I66 Transfer Station Operation Center
  • 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
  • Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Merit Award, Congregation Olam Tikvah
  • Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Honorable Mention, Martha Washington Library
  • 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
  • Virginia Society AIA, T. David Fitz-Gibbon Firm AwardIn Recognition of the Firm’s Consistent Production of Distinguished Architecture
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Virginia Society AIA, Honor Award for Excellence in Design – (Un-built Category) Unitarian Church of the Shenandoah Valley, Frederick County, VA
  • 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
  • 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
  • Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Merit Award for Excellence in Design, Transformations of the Chatman Bath, Alexandria, VA
  • Virginia Society AIA, Award for Design Excellence, Lubber Run Amphitheater, Arlington County, VA
  • AIA Northern Virginia, Masonry Design Honorable Mention, Office Building Addition
  • 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
  • The Alexandria Building Industry Association, Award of Excellence, Ristorante Tavola, Alexandria, VA
  • The Masonry Institute, First Award, Lorton Community Library, Fairfax County, VA
  • 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
  •  Virginia Society AIA, Award for Excellence in Architecture, Transformations of the Corcoran Residence, Great Falls, VA
  • Virginia Masonry Council, Excellence in Masonry Design Award, Lorton Community Library, Fairfax County, VA
  • 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
  • Virginia Masonry CouncilFirst Place Residential Award, Nicholson Residence Addition, McLean, VA

1988      

  • Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Award for Excellence in Architecture, Pasta Fresca & Gastronomy, Bethesda, MD
  • Virginia Society AIA, Merit Award for Excellence in Design, Nicholson Residence Addition, McLean, VA
  • 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
  • Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Award for Excellence in Architecture, Quantico Post Office, Quantico, VA
  • The Masonry Institute, First Award, Quantico Post Office, Quantico, VA

1984

  • Innovations in Housing Competition, Grand Award
  • 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