Chris Guignon


Chris’s interest in architecture connects back to summers spent visiting historic sites in the mountains of Japan, where he was struck by the interplay between the natural and built environment. As he sees it, architecture is about more than buildings. It informs our understanding of our place in the world—shaping how we live, how we interact with others, and how we connect to the environment. Chris creates sustainable designs by extending these questions into the future to ensure the built environment continues to support the needs of its inhabitants. With ten years’ experience designing high-performing architectural projects, Chris is an engaging colleague and a resource for sustainable design.

Professional Highlights

Adjunct Faculty, University of Pittsburgh, Architectural Studies Program

Panelist, Making Housing and Development More Sustainable through Innovation, Pittsburgh Alumni Association

Research Fellow, Mobility on Demand (MoD), Safdie Architects Research Fellowship 

House with sidewalk in front "A brisk evening walk in our neighborhood. Seeing the world anew through my children’s eyes is one of the great joys in my life. Perspective is everything.” – Chris Guignon