Chris has lived and worked as an architect in Cleveland, New York City, Anchorage, Firenze, Kigali, and Lilongwe. In New York Chris was director at studioMDA under Markus Dochantschi protégé to Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadid.
In Africa Chris served as director for studioMDA and MASS Design Group and designed and built many humanitarian projects for such clients as Madonna, Partners in Health, the UN Millennium Village Project, the Clinton Global Initiative, Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation, and Noella Coursaris.
Chris founded redhouse studio in Cleveland, Ohio in 2013. redhouse engages in all facets of architecture, from research and innovation in low impact material technologies; design, fabrication, and humanitarian work spanning the globe.
redhouse is working with NASA to develop living architecture that can grow off-planet, and with MIT to create self-replicating buildings.