Christopher S Sullivan AIA

Christopher S Sullivan AIA

Rockport, MA, US

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2 Briny Way

Rockport, MA 01966

(617) 780-2175


  • Adaptable, award-winning registered architect with decades of experience as a project architect, project manager, master planner, and BIM specialist
  • Possesses a broad knowledge of design and construction, across various industries, that has been cultivated over a 30-year career
  • Has a proven record of providing powerful resources and direction to deliver projects under deadlines

Professional Experience:
Projects have included religious, residential, commercial, retail, institutional, educational, healthcare, laboratory, research facilities, municipal, public works, police and fire, and federal/DoD structures. Experienced in project management and holds a PSMJ training certificate. Proficient in hand sketching, CAD/BIM, simulation, 3D modeling, rendering, and animation.

Past roles include serving overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom.

      • Master Planning

      • Feasibility Studies

          • Zoning, Coastal, Wetland, Historic Commission, and Architectural Review Board research

          • Code Analysis

          • Energy Modeling

          • Concept Sketching

     • 3D Modeling, Rendering, and Animation

     • Design through Construction

     • Residential and Commercial Architecture


Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, Project Manager - Commuter Rail

Manage the development of MBTA Commuter Rail Capital Delivery projects from project inception (planning) through the design phase (conceptual, preliminary, and final) and the construction phase (including project close-out), with full responsibility for quality and control of schedule and budget.

Manage multiple consultant and construction contracts to ensure project and program requirements are fulfilled, and that project safety and contract cost and schedule requirements are met.

May 2020 - current

The LiRo Group, Boston, Senior Project Manager - Architecture

• Golden Pond Assisted Living
• Lahey Executive Nursing
• Shriners Hospitals for Children
• Lakes Region General Hospital Emergency Department
• UMass Memorial HealthAlliance, Fitchburg - Burbank Linear Accelerator and Pharmacy
Public Safety Projects
• Westhampton Police/Fire/EMS
• Lynnfield Police Fire
Senior Centers
• Bellingham Senior Center
• Harvard Senior Center
• Tewksbury Elementary Schools
• Bountiful Farms Dispensary
• The Healing Center Dispensary

Apr 2019 - May 2020

Baker | Wohl Architects, Boston, MA, US, Senior Project Architect

• Blue Hills Ave Commuter Rail Station

Apr 2017 - Apr 2019

AECOM, Chelmsford, MA, US, Senior Architect

The AECOM Chelmsford office focuses mainly on environmental projects such as water and wastewater treatment facilities but also offers other types of challenging projects such as military facilities and Public Works buildings.

- Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System Complex, Redzikowo, Poland
- Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR), Clear Air Force Station, Alaska
- Rockville Water Treatment Plant, Vernon, Connecticut
- Portsmouth Pierce Island Waste Water Treatment Plant, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
- Greenwich Pump Station, Greenwich, Connecticut
- Patuxent Water Treatment Plant, Laurel, Maryland
- Davis Waste Water Treatment Plant Laboratory and Operations Building, Davis, California

Architect for the design of facilities and infrastructure of the US Government’s AAMDS site in Poland, which will house the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System. The master plan included the perimeter security, AT/FP, weapons standoffs, roadways, athletic fields, and buildings. The site consists of the necessary facilities to support an operational AAMDS, including missile MEB, magazine, launchers, radar, power plant, COMMS, water supply, fuel, fire station, general warehouse; a multi-purpose facility containing barracks, dining facility (DFAC), physical fitness center, medical center, MWR recreation center, locations exchange with outlet and barber; access control facility containing gate house with pass/decal functions, vehicle inspection, overhead cover and guard tower; and security control facility with operations control center, armory and security/admin spaces. Work includes all necessary supporting infrastructures, including underground or otherwise connecting communications, cabling, equipment, utilities, general road work, flatwork, paving, and parking lots. Low impact development and sustainable design principles are included in the design and construction of this project.

Size: 710 acre. Cost: $570 M

Jun 2014 - Mar 2016

CDR Maguire, Boston, MA, US, Senior Architect

Design and construction of complex projects with a focus on K-12 public schools and public safety facilities.

- Somerville High School Auditorium - Hurricane Sandy Repair
- Brewster Fire Department Headquarters
- Waltham Police Department

Jan 2014 - May 2014

Boyes-Watson Architects, Somerville, MA, US, Project Manager

Designed floor plans, checked code compliance, and lead the creation of a BIM model while working physically and remotely in multiple offices on a joint venture for a podium and wood frame modular housing project in Central Square, Cambridge MA.

Converted a historic house in Cambridge, MA into 4 connected townhouses with a modern addition while developing BIM standards and meeting tight deadlines as a solo production.

Created a flexible BIM model to adapt to the rapidly changing design and construction type of a large 4 story wood frame apartment building in Cambridge, MA while moving forward with construction documents and developing BIM standards, and libraries.

Transitioned the firm from 2D CAD to BIM while managing and developing BIM standards.

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013

Dore & Whittier Architects, Inc. / Management Partners, LLC, Newburyport, MA, US, Architect - BIM Lead

Groton Center Fire Station

Jul 2012 - Jan 2013

Sallyport Global, Kandahar, AF, Architect

Embedded with the 777th Expeditionary Prime BEEF (Base Engineer Emergency Force) Squadron supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Provided new construction architectural design services including project development and scoping, preparation of floor plans, elevations, schematics, renderings, and project management.

Jan 2012 - May 2012

Steffian Bradley Architects, Boston, MA, US, Architect

University of Connecticut Health Center
$318 million dollar patient tower addition
Eleven floors, 169 beds and will include key patient areas such as the emergency department, surgery suite, and inpatient rehab space
Construction will begin in 2012 and is expected to be completed in early 2016

Oct 2011 - Jan 2012

Linc Government Services, COS Kalsu, Iraq, Terrain Land Managment Operations

Served as the primary POC for all issues related to terrain, land management, facilities management and land utilization.

Mar 2011 - May 2011

CH2M Hill, Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Community Planner

Base Planner/Architect for this $5 billion air base, the largest in Iraq (50,000 troops/25 km2). Participated in the Joint Base Balad master plan project including draw down and future Iraqi Air Force F-16 bed down planning. Department of Defense contractor embedded within the USAF 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron - Tuskgekee Airmen. Assisted with the responsible draw down of forces in accordance with the status of forces agreement and base planning. Responsibilities included preparing visualizations of the base land use through data collection and mapping software; developing and maintaining the base master plan; and reviewing facilities to ensure proposed designs were in accordance with building code, UFC, AT/FP and DoD explosive standards. Removal and relocation of 3,500 CHUs saved American taxpayers upwards of $175 million as well as reduced the U.S. Forces footprint.

Oct 2010 - Mar 2011

STV Incorporated, Boston, Architect

Architect/BIM Specialist for a battalion/brigade headquarters building at Fort Stewart, responsible for building the BIM model using Bentley Architecture with the US Army Corps of Engineers dataset. Developed design, architectural, interior design, and engineering criteria/instructions for specific types of military facilities. Managed and coordinated the development and review of standard drawings/criteria, manuals, specifications, and other documents related to specific facility types to ensure proposed designs were constructed in accordance with all relevant criteria for various military facility types.

Oct 2009 - Jan 2010

Ganek Architects, Inc, Carlisle, MA, US, Architect

Designed residential and commercial projects using BIM.

Oct 2008 - Jun 2009

Tetra Tech, Newark, DE , Architectural Project Manager/DoD

Produced code analysis, design, 3D models, renderings, and construction documents for Department of Defense projects including the Army Dining Facility, Fort Sill, OK using Bentley BIM; Large Administration Facility, Victory Base Complex, Baghdad, Iraq; Administration Building, Afghanistan.

May 2008 - Sep 2008

Cuhaci and Peterson Architects, Orlando, FL, Architect - Senior Project Coordinator

Project management, code analysis, design, 3D models, renderings and BIM construction documents for retail and commercial office buildings. Managed a team of 30 persons, provided business projections, wrote, and administered contracts. Represented company in meetings, on technical committees, in professional groups, and as a marketing representitive for business development purposes while bringing in design work on $100 million dollar construction projects.

Sep 2006 - Jan 2008

Transystems Corporation, Winter Park, FL, Architect

Project management, code analysis, design, 3D models, renderings and construction documents for a $10 million facility, the US Air Force Integrated Operations Center, Barksdale AFB, LA.

Mar 2006 - Sep 2006

Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, Inc., Boston, MA, Architectural Designer

Multi family residential apartment projects, and master planning.

Mar 2005 - Mar 2006

Transystems Corporation, Winter Park, FL, Architect

3D modeling rendering, animation, and construction documents for Department of Defense projects. Managed and coordinated the development and review of standard drawings/criteria, manuals, specifications, and other documents related to specific facility types to ensure proposed designs are constructed in accordance with DoD, HQDA, AMC, USACE, and tri-service UFC criteria for various military facility types. Represented company in conferences, briefings and meetings.

Aug 2003 - Aug 2004


University of Michigan, Masters, Architecture

Sep 1994 - May 1998


Air Combat Command Award, 1st Place

Integrated Operations Center, Barksdale AFB for the POTUS


AIA Orlando Honor Award, Honorable Mention

Public Skateboard Park Pavilion


AIA Orlando Honor Award, Honorable Mention

House for a Sailor


Areas of Specialization