Chris Dawson Architect - Chris Dawson, AIA

CHRIS DAWSON, AIA

Principal-In-Charge

Chris Dawson founded Chris Dawson Architect in 2009 on the heels of 15 years of experience in Central Pennsylvania. He is a Syracuse University graduate with work that is consistently recognized by the AIA with design awards (17 from 2009-2020). He is passionate about architecture, and holds a deep seeded belief that architecture is art. In 2020, AIA PA recognized Chris’s commitment to “creating a better world through innovative, scalable and measurable solutions” with the Impact Designer Award.

Education

  • Cornell University Introduction to Architecture, 1987
  • Syracuse University, B.Arch, 1993
  • Harvard University, Leadership Seminar, 2008

Affiliations

  • Registered Architect – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1998 – Present
  • Registered Architect – State of Ohio, 2018 – Present
  • Registered Architect – State of Oklahoma, 2019 – Present
  • Member – American Institute of Architects (AIA), 1994 – Present
  • Board Member – AIA PA, 2014 – 2019
  • President and Board Member – Central PA AIA Chapter, 2010 – 2011
  • AIA PA Regional Representative – AIA National Small Firm Exchange, 2019 – Present
  • Chairman – Central PA AIA Lecture Series, 2005 – 2014, 2019 – Present
  • LEED AP BD+C U.S. Green Building Council, 2007 – Present
  • Board Member – ACE Mentoring Central PA Chapter, 2007 – 2013
  • Board Member – Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, 2012 – 2014

Key Past Projects

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Other CDA Team Members

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