After completing studies at Southern Illinois University, Chris moved back to Chicago to study Interior architecture at Columbia College and fine art with an emphasis on Architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. with an emphasis on Architecture. Chris has over twenty-five years of multidisciplinary experience in Architecture, Engineering and Constructrion. His concern for the state of the planet’s energy balance, his love of designing and building high performance buildings, coupled with his expert knowledge in building physics, made Chris a natural fit for Passive House building right out of the gate. Chris was one of the first Certified Passive House Designers in the United states and rounded out his Passive House Studies at the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt Germany.
Chris’ goal is to better align building methodologies and best practices with contemporary sustainable materials, digitized factory pre-fabrication, and practices that embrace low embodied energy. Chris lives in Northport Maine with his wife Alexia, their two children, two dogs, one cat , six chickens,one lizard and an ever changing cast of fish.