Chris Galbraith, RA

Chris Galbraith, RA

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Architect and building design generalist with a predilection for practical computational processes in design. Experience, spanning nearly two decades, covers the full spectrum of practice with the primary design efforts focusing on detail and design for fabrication and manufacturing.



Alfonso Architects, Tampa, FL, US, Architect

Dec 2021 - current

digifabshop, Albany, NY, US, Project Designer/Engineer

A focus on practical technology and BIM integrations to streamline high-end fabrications applied to both one off applications and repeatable products with a focus on CLT and mass timber volumetric, modular building, and manufactured structures design using industry standard computational, generative, and building design technology.

Mar 2020 - Nov 2021

Thelen Design Group, New York, NY, US, Project Designer

Managing and coordinating design technologies in execution and documentation of complex 3D geometry for buildings, structures, and architectural elements in concert with designers, fabricators, and installers.

May 2017 - Aug 2020

WeWork, New York, NY, US, Senior Lead, Product Engineering

Research, product design and development for manufacturing, prototyping, fabrication, design automation.

Apr 2019 - May 2020

Rowe Architects, Inc, Tampa, FL, US, Architectural Designer

Sep 2014 - May 2017

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US, Adjunct Professor

Parametric Design: Cover an array or computational and parametric design techniques used in architectural design.

Introduction to Digital Design: A survey and introduction to architectural digital design tools, modeling, documenting, rendering, and presentation.

May 2015 - Jan 2016

Self-Employed Project Designer, Tampa, FL, US, Designer/Consultant

Jan 2009 - Oct 2015

Michael N Bryant Contractor, Dunedin, FL, US, Draftsman/Designer/Builder

Oct 2004 - Jan 2009

Engineering Matrix, Saint Petersburg, FL, US, Draftsman/Electrical Designer

Oct 2003 - Jan 2004


University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US, MArch, School of Architecture and Community Design

4 Year Graduate Program with a focus on urban design.
Self focused technology as a design tool

Aug 2011 - May 2015


H. Dean Rowe, FAIA Scholarship, Scholarship

It is awarded
for academic performance as demonstrated and presented through a well-developed body of work showcasing design ability,
technical aptitude, as well as graphic composition.


Digital Design Award, Award

Academic recognition given for achievements, experimentation, and implementation of digitally driven design techniques and
tools in the design process.

Given out at USF SACD


AIA Henry Adams Medal, Award

Medal and certificate of merit to the top-ranking graduating student within architecture program.


Areas of Specialization