Upon graduating from North Carolina State University, Chris joined the New York office of Richard Meier & Partners where he assisted the design development of several international competition entries and commissions. Specific projects include a new corporate headquarters for Canon in Tokyo, Japan, the Cittadella Bridge in Alessandria, Italy, and a new NATO headquarters competition in Brussels, Belgium. The majority of Chris' tenure was spent in assisting the development, documentation and construction administration of the 173 / 176 Perry Street residential towers located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.
Chris briefly worked for Rick Joy Architects in Tucson AZ as both an architectural project manager and construction manager for a 5,000sf private residence in Tucson’s Pima Canyon neighborhood.
In 2003, Chris joined Rob Paulus Architect Ltd., also based in Tucson. Chris assisted the development of the Ice House Lofts condominium project and managed projects including Barrio Metalico, Shipman Art Studio, St. Andrews Gospel Hall and Orange Row. While an Associate with RPA, Chris was also an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Arizona, School of Architecture.
In Fall 2005, Chris joined the University of Nebraska College of Architecture where he regularly teaches design studios at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He is a former Coordinator of the Architecture Internship program, a past Chair of the Hyde Lecture series, a past President of the Larsen Tractor Museum and was the 2008-2010 Steward Professor in Sustainable Design for his funded research project titled “REIs: Renewable Energy Infrastructures.” Chris is currently serving a three year term on the UNL Research Council.
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