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I believe architects have a responsibility to teach the tangible and intangible capabilities of architecture.

Chris Kroner

Principal
Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

Originally from Virginia, Chris garnered his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia, and after working in Marketing for the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., he completed his Master of Architecture degree from Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). There he received the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize. Prior to working at the Hudson Valley Design Lab for MASS, he worked with Dean/Wolf Architects as an associate partner where he conducted a series of award-winning projects in all stages of design and construction. Most recently, “Restless Response: Emergency Medical Station 50” at Queens Hospital garnered the American Architecture Prize Gold Medal in Institutional Architecture in 2016, and the station was just featured in Architectural Record in March 2017.  Additionally, “Ephemeral Edge House,” a rural retreat home south of Albany won a Progressive Architecture Award in 2012 and nears completion.

Chris remains committed to design education as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Urban Design at Columbia GSAPP, and in the Pratt Institute’s Graduate Architecture and Urban Design program. His teaching research focuses on experimentation with 3D modeling and animation software, which helped him develop curricula in advanced urban design studio that he’s been teaching since 2012. Throughout his academic work, he explored cinematic studies of contemporary urbanism as a collective body of inquiries and techniques that pivoted the research at the University of Virginia, the National Building Museum, and Ïzmir University of Economics (Turkey).