AIA, LEED AP
Chris is an award-winning architect and the Studio Leader for DLR Group's Africa region. Starting his career with the firm in higher education, he was an integral part in growing the practice in the United States. By his early thirties, he was nominated as one of the youngest Principals within DLR Group. For the past five years, he has been invested in growing DLR Group’s presence in Africa, mentoring guiding an iterative design process.
"It's my ethos that we live in an era of instantaneous service and delivery. However, community pursuits and programs very rarely produce immediate results. It takes a level of patience and persistence to see things through to their completion."
Chris is dedicated to fostering relationships with the global investor community with the goal to source financing for qualified projects in Africa. In doing so, he’s been able to reinvent the way projects originate providing tremendous value to clients. Combining this with his ability to create synergy between client needs and desires, he builds long-lasting relationships and memorable projects that push aspirational boundaries.
His award-winning portfolio includes the Young African Leadership Institute Regional Leadership Center – East Africa, which won AIA Iowa People’s Choice Award. Chris serves as an Executive Board Member for YALI, a Board Member for the Pi515 Foundation, and an AIA Diversity Committee Member.