Chris is a global leader of Gensler’s Cities & Urban Design practice, based in our Washington D.C. offices. With a portfolio ranging from small-scale neighborhood revitalization to the planning of new cities, Chris creates plans that bring together technical expertise, design innovation, and stakeholder goals. His broad experience gives him a unique perspective in helping his clients identify strategic goals and best practices, and he leverages extensive knowledge working with both public and private sector clients to understand the complexities of both sides. A certified urban planner and trained architect, Chris has experience with long-range planning, plan implementation, and entitlement processes that bring visions to reality.
Chris approaches master planning with sensitivity to site and context and attention to technical detail at every step in the process. He is a hands-on design leader, manager, and sought-after collaborator across offices and practice areas. Chris focuses on large-scale, transformative urban redevelopment plans across the U.S. and abroad, including transit-oriented, mixed-use, and entertainment-driven plans. Recent projects include the 28-acre redevelopment of Pittsburgh’s Lower Hill District, redevelopment of Baltimore Penn Station, and a 160-acre hospitality development adjacent to the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah KSA. Chris is active in the local Washington area chapter of the American Planning Association.