JENNIFER RITTLER

Moody Nolan

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SAY IT LOUD - A'19 Exhibitor

SAY IT LOUD - Ohio

Ohio Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Future generations of architects inspire Jenn professionally.  To expand others’ exposure to various career pathways, Jenn founded ARCHway, a hybrid mentorship-leadership during her tenure on AIA Columbus’ Board of Directors.

JENNIFER RITTLER

Bio:

Project lead for nearly 900,000 square feet in the past five years, Jennifer A. Rittler, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, FITWEL AMBASSADOR is part of the 0.3% of licensed African American female architects, and one of the fastest to achieve Senior Associate at her company of 200+ employees.   As a key team member of Moody Nolan‚Äôs Student Focused Facilities Studio, she executes designs that harbor healthy environments to engage active minds for various communities.  

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

Jenn was exposed to architecture at the Ohio State University after selecting that major for her strengths in creativity and math/science.  After excelling during her first semester, she found she could have a lifelong passion for architecture.

What do you do?

She promotes healthy active lifestyle as part of the Student Focused Facilities Studio at Moody Nolan.  Jenn focuses on creating new construction facilities that become the health and wellness landmarks for communities and universities.    

What excites you in the work you do?

Jenn is excited by leading all aspects of design, client relationship and team coordination.  She integrates diverse teams to create an original solution.  She encourages colleagues to explore their individuality through an inclusive design process.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Future generations of architects inspire Jenn professionally.  To expand others’ exposure to various career pathways, Jenn founded ARCHway, a hybrid mentorship-leadership during her tenure on AIA Columbus’ Board of Directors.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Jenn was part of a committee that evaluated a new structure to increase licensed professionals.  Her team secured new benefits and incentives, and to date has tripled the annual amount of newly licensed architects at Moody Nolan.

Featured Project Name: 

Penn State University Intramural Recreation Building, Phase 3

 

Featured Project Location: 

State College, PA

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2017

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

Project Architect for the final phase of the multi-phased addition to the IM Building. The design completes the wrap around the existing building with the east facade addition to maximize the new open and active building image, as well as to conserve the existing recreation fields.  The design utilizes hybrid ventilation techniques by creating natural air cross flow across the turf field and climbing tower.  

Photography Credit:

Brad Feinknopf

Featured Project Name: 

Jacksonville State University Recreation and Fitness Center

 

Featured Project Location: 

Jacksonville, AL

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

January 2019

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

Since the opening of the Jacksonville State University Recreation and Fitness Center, quarterly visits doubled and campus enrollment has jumped 6%. The building was designed to broaden participation in on-campus activities, function as a student-centered hub, offer co-curricular employment, and foster on-campus community. One unique feature of this student recreation facility is that it has the tallest hybrid climbing and bouldering wall in Alabama at over 43 feet.

Photography Credit:

Moody Nolan, Turner Construction Company

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