­Christina (Chris) has worn many hats during her two decades in the AEC industry. On the design side, she’s developed and built custom homes in the Midwest and abroad under her own company and led commercial high-rise projects in Asia and the West Coast for a global design and architecture firm. On the construction side, her strategy and management roles cover stints at European and American firms for clients in urban farming, automotive, and education markets, including the largest design-build project to date in Seattle. A native of Sweden and globetrotting learner, Chris has done postsecondary coursework on urban design and research in Lima and climate policy at Stanford Law School. In 2011, she was awarded an AIA Medal & Certificate of Merit.

If you can’t find her on Earth, chances are she’s up in the air working toward her pilot’s license.