Chris Rivalsky

Design Architect

University of Cincinnati (BS-Arch ‘14), Savannah College of Art and Design (M-Arch ‘18)

A project leader on the residential design team at the Starland Studio, Chris led the implementation of Revit at both Court Atkins Group studios, creating the training curriculum for staff members while refining applications and becoming more integrated into the schematic design process. The recipient of his Master of Architecture degree from nearby SCAD, Chris earned his BS in architecture at the University of Cincinnati. His experience includes project manager at Marmol Radziner [Los Angeles], a firm specializing in high-end residential projects, along with internships at CAG, BHDP Architecture [Cincinnati], and Interior Architects [Washington D.C.]. Chris and his wife, Chloe, enjoy hiking with their pups, Oliver and Hugh, and searching for the best foodie spots in whichever city they are in.

Describe your process:  No matter which stage, I strive to find new ways to continue to improve the design process. I believe in welcoming adaptation - it creates an environment for fresh and innovative ideas.

Quote relevant to your work life:  “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world.” - Albert Einstein

What is that life changing song or album:  Repave Album by Volcano Choir

Who is the best movie villain:  Daniel Day-Lewis as Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting in Gangs of New York

What is the next thing on your bucket list:  Visit Japan

Where would you relocate if you were forced to leave the country:  Iceland/Scandinavia