Christine Mondor, Principal
FAIA, LEED AP, EcoDistricts AP
Christine is an eternal optimist regarding the power of design in shaping an inspiring and sustainable environment. Christine has been active in shaping places, processes and organizations in the US and around the world through her work as an architect, educator, and activist.
Christine brings value to large and small organizations with her ability to seed provocative ideas and build a community of action around them. She is passionate about quality design in the public realm and her collaborations have resulted in nationally recognized ecodistricts and city comprehensive plans, green infrastructure landscapes and riverfront park systems, and architecture that celebrates public life. In addition to her passion for designing inspiring places, her thought-provoking engagement methods help organizations prepare to implement ambitious projects. She has embedded herself in communities and developed collaborative methods shared through the evolveEA’s Community Engagement Strategy Deck.
Her projects are frequently recognized with national and regional distinctions, including the American Planning Association’s Silver National Planning Award for Buffalo Rain Check 2.0 green infrastructure plan and numerous American Institute of Architects awards for diverse projects including the Etna EcoDistrict Plan and the Winterton Residence. Her work has also been broadly recognized outside the profession with awards like the PA Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for the Allentown’s Vision 2030 Comprehensive Plan.
Christine teaches architecture, landscape design and sustainability at Carnegie Mellon University and has been an invited lecturer and guest critic at many institutions. She supports organizations that promote design and the environment and currently serves as Chair of the Pittsburgh Planning Commission, is a member of the Global Ecodistricts Protocol Advisory Committee, and the Penn State University Stuckeman School Advisory Board. She previously served as Board Chair for the Green Building Alliance Board and the Community Design Center of Pittsburgh. Christine received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University and studied architecture and sustainable design in Scandinavia. Christine is a registered architect and LEED Accredited Professional, and a 2019 AIA Fellow.