Christopher Newsom

Christopher Newsom

Houston, TX, US



I hold a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Houston. I have many years of experience, both as designer and as a project manager, mostly in the commercial sector. I have been instrumental in the success of several firms, including fd2s, Harper + Associates Architecture Workshop, and most recently with Slattery Tackett Architects. I have also been active in academia, having been invited by faculty at both the University of Houston and Rice University to guest critique student work and to speak about issues of contemporary design. While most of my career has been spent in the service of the building arts, I have also enjoyed success as a graphic designer. During my tenure with the multidisciplinary firm fd2s, I was an integral member of the team that redesigned M. D. Anderson Cancer Center's wayfinding system, which used a 'branded', web-integrated approach to help patients find their way through a complex set of hospital campus conditions. The project was awarded the Society for Environmental Graphic Design's top honor for 2005, the SEGD Honor Award. I have been active in the local visual arts community as well, serving for several years as a docent and guest lecturer at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. My personal works have been exhibited in numerous local art venues, including large and small scale art installations at the Preston Workshop, in 2000, with a video installation entitled "XYZ", and in 2001, with "Untitled (10 Miles of String)".

I spent the bulk of 2009 and 2010 fulfilling a lifelong goal of backpacking across Asia, logging thousands of miles through places as diverse as Vietnam, China, Mongolia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. Ask me to tell you a story. I'll be glad to.


ML Reid Architects, Houston, TX, US, Designer

Sep 2014 - current

CN/P&D, Owner/Operator - Interior Design Office

Nov 2011 - current

Slattery Tackett Architects, Designer/Project Manager

Jul 2010 - Nov 2011

Slattery Tackett Architects, Designer/Project Manager

Jul 2007 - May 2009

Tackett Lodholz Architects, Designer/Project Manager

Dec 2005 - Jul 2007

Independent Contractor, Contract AutoCAD for Engineering

Mar 2004 - Nov 2005

fd2s, Inc., Designer

Mar 2003 - Mar 2004

Harper + Associates Architecture Workshop, Designer/Project Manager

Jan 2000 - Jan 2003

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Docent/Lecturer

Jul 1999 - Mar 2002
Jul 1997 - Jan 2000


University of Houston, BArch, Architecture

Jan 1993 - May 2007

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