Chris is an architect, specializing in religious architecture. He works at ConnectingSpaces in Hudson, Ohio. Working there since graduation, he progressed from intern to architect, completing his registration in 2012. The firm assists churches in finding their place and completing their missions. Chris has had the pleasure of working on projects in Japan, Ghana and more than 10 states.
Chris is a graduate of Marietta College. He received a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Graphic Design with an Art History minor. Upon his graduation, the Marietta College Art Department presented him with the Dana Ryman Patterson Prize, and in 2002 he received the Jeff Hunter Champion of the Year Award for his dedication to the Marietta College football team.
Chris continued his education at Kent State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science followed by a Master of Architecture. Chris, with partner Andy Burbules, won the 2005 KSU Integrated Design Competition and won third place in the 2005 ASHRAE International Student Architectural Design Competition. Along with lifelong friendships made at KSU, Chris met his wife, Jessica, as they shared the same professor while studying in the KSU Florence program.
Currently, Chris instructs first-year design studios and serves as the academic advisor to KSU Barkitecture - a student-run organization that works to improve the built environment for our pets.