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Chris Wingate, LEED AP

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    • Biography

      Chris joined MSR after receiving his Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota College of Design in 2013. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Minnesota. Chris is passionate about developing and applying a design-centric approach to sustainability that focuses on clarity of concept, design rigor, and inspiring visualization. He leads research and development of new design tools and processes at MSR and oversees a student research partnership with the University of Minnesota. Chris is an associate with the firm and has received numerous awards, including the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Minnesota Chapter Natural Talent Design Competition First Prize in 2010 and 2011, the Thomas F. Ellerbe Scholarship and the Design Democracy Fellowship for his graduate work, and Dean’s Choice Best In Senior Design Show for his undergraduate work. He also received a China Design Fellowship to travel, study, and collaborate with students in Chongqing to envision converting an abandoned steel blast furnace into a public landmark and cinema center.
    • Representative Experience

      • Centennial Mills (Portland, OR) mixed-use redevelopment.
      • Helsinki Central Library (Helsinki, Finland) design competition.
      • Private Residence (Rural PA).
      • Tulsa City-County Library (Tulsa, OK).
      • University of Minnesota Itasca Biological Field Station and Laboratories Campus Center
        (Itasca State Park, MN).
    • Contact

      Chris Wingate

      • Associate / Designer
      • chris@msrdesign.com
      • 612 375 8706