Chris Bartell



Through the study of art, Chris came to realize that art and beauty are all around us – you just have to take the time to see it. The built environment is a part of this. Using light, mass, abstraction, and materiality, architecture can—and should—foster beauty within our daily lives. Understanding that architectural problems always allow multiple solutions, Chris fosters collaboration with colleagues and clients, because this is the best path towards creating transformative projects that positively impact communities. His recent work includes The Foundry and TriHealth’s Good Samaritan Hospital Master Facilities Plan. In keeping with his openness to multiple solutions, Chris enjoys getting lost in a new city to reframe his view and approach the familiar in new ways.

Professional Highlights

Director, AIA Cincinnati

Student Mentor, Cincinnati Design Lab

Best in Show, “Aquaponics: Hyper-Production,” Art as Architecture Competition, AFC 

News & Insights

"Santa Maria do Bouro Convent – The windows feel like paintings that you just want to step into." - Chris Bartell