Chris Knell, AIA, LEED AP
Associate Principal, San Diego Office Director and Western Region Science & Technology Practice Leader

“I believe that architecture is, at its very heart, an essential profession. As an architect, my knowledge, experience, ideas and opinions must serve the client’s needs.”


About Chris

Chris’ love of architecture began around the age of 12. After visiting the enormous U.S. Steel Building construction site in Pittsburgh as a seventh grader, he could think of nothing more exciting than learning how to do what seemed impossible  – bringing a building to life from the ground up. After that, there was no “Plan B.” Chris especially enjoys the world of science and technology design because he loves the challenge of the technical complexity. San Diego has proven to be the perfect place for him as it has become a center for both private and public technology research and development.

Chris has more than 37 years of experience working in San Diego and across Southern California. He works with engineers, scientists and educators who are leaders in their respective fields, using critical thinking to create design solutions primarily for science and technology, higher education and institutional clients.

Professional Credentials
Registered Architect: California
U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional 

Education
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Pennsylvania State University