Witt comes to MIT after serving five years on active duty in the Civil Engineer Corps of the U.S. Navy. With the Navy he managed over $51M in construction projects on the island of Guam. He was also deployed to Okinawa where he led a company of Seabees and managed embarkation logistics across the Pacific, and, most recently, developed over $900K of humanitarian assistance projects throughout the island nations of Micronesia.
Born and raised in Austin, TX, Witt received his Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Texas. While still in school he interned with Gensler in New York City and participated in the production of construction documents for The New Museum of Contemporary Art designed by SANAA. After graduation, Witt worked for Patrick Alexander Architects, a small residential architecture firm in Austin, TX, focused on life-cycle cost analysis. He is a Registered Architect and LEED AP.
At MIT, Witt is interested in gaining a deeper understanding of real estate financial analysis, with an ultimate goal of creating a built environment that is equitable to all members of society.