Architectural Lead and Construction Manager
Chris is a designer, builder, and educator who specializes in socially and environmentally responsible projects. His diverse collection of professional experiences over the past decade and a half give him a unique perspective that merges visionary and pragmatic approaches. His work has been featured in natural building journals and books, and he has spoken extensively around Indiana on natural building.
After a decade-long sabbatical from academia to explore hands-on work (see resume for details), he graduated summa cum laude from Ball State University where the Indiana Architectural Foundation honored him with four Pinnacles of Excellence awards for his design/build and research work. He was also a 2009 Byron Fellow for “leadership and sustainable community development that uniquely engages participants through place-based learning,” and a 2012 Udall Scholar, the nation’s top honor for undergraduate environmental leaders. In addition, he was awarded Academic Honors in Writing and the American Institute of Architects Henry Adams Certificate. Chris lives with his twelve-year-old son in an experimental home of natural and salvaged materials in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, near Bloomington.