Christian Rietzke is an architecture and interior design practitioner and educator with over fifteen years of experience in the industry. As a team player, he shares his unique perspective, design sensitivities, and knowledge of construction methods to realize the client's goals.
His resume as a project manager for boutique design firms in New York City includes projects ranging from retail spaces to full building conversions, specializing in sustainable adaptive reuse projects. He has managed the design and construction of over thirty projects. Working with VUW Studio, he has led project teams in visualizing renowned projects like Moynihan Train Hall, UBS Arena, and 220 Central Park South.
As a professor at the Interior Design Department of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, Mr. Rietzke teaches and develops courses focused on presentation techniques and construction. He has served as a course coordinator and on curriculum committees. As a dedicated educator, he
founded Matterscope, an extra-curricular student initiative to research and implement the use of mixed reality in education, design, and presentation of interior design and architectural projects. Collaborating with students, he organized the VR component for Pratt's year-end shows from 2018 through 2021.
Christian Rietzke is a graduate of the architectural programs of Pratt Institute (M.Arch, Brooklyn, NY) and Münster School of Architecture (Dipl-Ing, Germany). His work is published in Domus, Icon Design, the New York Times, Bloomberg, on Fox 5 News, and shown in several exhibitions.