Chris attributes his passion for design to his upbringing as the son of an art director. The family dining room often doubled as a design studio, and the basement as a dark room for developing film. Translating concept to vision is at the core of Chris’s design and project management work for a wide range of MVVA landscapes, and he often mentors MVVA staff in design communication and representation. His interest in mentorship extends beyond the walls of MVVA, leading outreach and engagement efforts with architecture and landscape architecture programs in academia.
Chris has served as a guest lecturer and critic for Harvard, Washington University in St. Louis, Northeastern, University of Virginia, and Penn State, and he is involved in the firm’s recruitment and hiring process. Chris received a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with a minor in Architectural History from The Pennsylvania State University.