As Design Director, Arthur’s role is to provide leadership by integrating the client into the collaborative process and establishing design concepts. He is the principal in charge of the overall design process and of facilitating client communications through the design phases of each project.
Arthur has practiced architecture over three decades throughout the United States in Kansas City, New Orleans and Austin. Arthur studied architecture at the University of Kansas and at the University of London, England graduating with a Bachelor of Environmental Design in 1979. He joined the offices of Howard Needles Tammen Bergendoff (HNTB) in Kansas City, Missouri where he was the principal designer for several major projects. In 1981 Arthur collaborated with Charles W Moore in designing the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition in New Orleans, and established an office with Moore in Austin in 1984.
Besides contributing as a design collaborator, Chris’ role is to provide leadership as a Managing Partner. He is the principal in charge through the technical phases of the work and the construction of each project, ensuring that the design concepts are integrated through the entirety of the process.
Before co-founding Andersson-Wise Architects, Chris worked with Andersson and Moore from 1986–1991, becoming a Senior Associate in Moore/Andersson Architects in Austin from 1995–2001. He also served as an Associate in Lyndon/Buchanan Architects in Berkeley, California from 1991–1994. Chris received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Texas in 1987, which included an internship with Venturi Rauch Scott-Brown Associates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1985–86. He completed studies at Harvard University culminating with a Master of Design Studies in History and Theory in 1995.