Chris Guignon, Associate
AIA, LEED AP, EcoDistricts AP
Chris is deeply interested in how the built environment informs our understanding of the world and shapes our future. As an architect and Associate at evolveEA, Chris designs spaces that tell a story. He draws upon ten years of experience working on residential and commercial design with a focus on high-performance architecture, existing buildings, and urban design. In each project, Chris prioritizes collaborative process, sensitivity to urban context and the user experience, as well as clear communication of the architectural idea. His focus on people-centric design and sustainability as the fundamental framework for long-term design thinking are infused in his planning and design work at all scales—from park shelters to ecovillages.
Chris has experience with a wide variety of architectural projects from commercial renovations to large-scale infrastructural buildings. He has in-depth experience leading residential projects, including a sustainable pocket neighborhood in Bozeman, MT and an award-winning residential addition in Pittsburgh, PA. Chris is a Registered Architect and AIA member, a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C), and an EcoDistricts AP. He received his MArch from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and BA in Architectural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Since 2014, he has taught design studios at the University of Pittsburgh, including a yearly upper-level studio on sustainable urban housing.