Managing Director, InSite-An Affiliated Practice of KEO
Chris is an urban design, master planning and landscape architecture veteran and an acclaimed practitioner with a career that spans over 25 years. Throughout his extensive career, he has led a wide-ranging number of urban design, master planning and landscape architecture projects across the globe. In his role as MD of InSite, an allied practice of KEO International Consultants, he is responsible for running the entire practice and setting its design agenda. His business strategy is to ensure continued growth through continuously innovating design excellence in the planning and creation of sustainable environments. Chris’ vision is to leverage the talent within InSite and the KEO family of disciplines to mould an even more successful, grounded and dynamic practice that brings the optimal sustainable solutions to our clients, communities and the environment. He will be implementing international best practice, applying his client-centric approach, while overseeing project delivery to the highest standards.
Chris was previously Senior Vice President and Global Director of Planning at HOK and member of the HOK’s Board of Directors and the Management Board. From large-scale land use and master planning developments to detail landscape designs, Chris has focused on bringing legible form to complex ecological, social and programmatic processes through elegant and sustainable designs. He has a passion for investigating environments from multiple viewpoints and working collaboratively with design teams to bring these places alive for future generations.
Chris holds a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a BA in Landscape Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design as well as a BA in Art History & Africana Studies from Cornell University. In his career, he has held teaching positions at leading U.S. and U.K universities in the fields of planning and landscape architecture. He continues to serve as a visiting critic on design juries and is an active contributor to worldwide industry events.
As Managing Director of InSite, Chris takes on a key influential role by also joining KEO’s Executive Leadership Management Board (ELB), actively participating in setting direction and developing strategic plans for KEO’s Corporate business.