Christopher Roach

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Christopher A. Roach is a San Francisco based architect and urbanist with over 14 years of experience in the profession and a deep commitment to both the craft and the intellectual ambition of architecture. He has worked at several notable design practices in San Francisco and Germany, and has engaged with a wide range of projects types, from custom residences and affordable housing to commercial offices and academic institutions. His design interests extend beyond the boundaries of architecture to encompass an expanded field that includes exhibition design, graphic design, print publication, art and public space.

Christopher holds a Bachelor of Architecture with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin, and Master of Architecture in Urban Design with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. While at Harvard, he received a number of awards for his work including the Urban Design Thesis Prize and the Gerald M. McCue Medal for highest academic achievement in post-professional programs. He was a founding member of the New Geographies Lab under GSD Professor Hashim Sarkis, and co-authored several studio publications including _The Networked Practice_ with Jarrad Morgan and _RIOOLYMPICS : or how to Utilize the Olympics Opportunistically to Accelerate Change_ with Victor Muñoz Sanz.

Christopher obtained his California architect’s licence and LEED accreditation in 2005, and has been a long-time member of SPUR, where he sat on the Sustainable Development Committee from 2006-2009. He has written for a number of publications including the _Harvard Design Magazine_, _OnSite_ and the ASLA blog _Dirt_, and his work has appeared in _Architecture Magazine, Architecture Record, Artweek, San Francisco Magazine_ and the 2008 Verlagshaus Braun compendium _1000x Architecture of the Americas_.

Christopher has been a guest critic at Harvard, UC Berkely, CCA, and the San Francisco Academy of Art, and in 2011 he joined the faculty of CCA as an adjunct professor of Architecture.

Adjunct Professor, Architecture

BArch, University of Texas at Austin; MArch, Harvard Graduate School of Design