Chris started his passion of Design + Build at the young age of 4 years old. Chris and his father designed and built a cabin from the ground up in the north woods of Minnesota where he began his love for construction. By the age of 13 he got hired onto a construction company doing construction clean up and all the jobs the carpenters didn't want to do. With his hard work ethic, Chris worked his way up to the role of Construction Foreman by the age of 17. Chris continued to work in an array of construction disciplines through his high school and college career. After graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder with his degree in Environmental Design with an Emphasis in Architecture, Chris went on to work for some of the most renowned firms in Colorado, as well as, the United States. It did not take him long to work his way to the top of his architectural career. Chris continues to push the balance between design and build as so often there is the "gap" between the Architect and the Builder.