Chris Hale

Principal, Chicago

Chris Hale chose his career path at the age of 11 after a sixth grade lesson on architecture. His curiosity piqued, he remembers peering through the windows of the nearby high school’s Drafting and Industrial Arts classrooms just to see drawings and models. Architecture, he realized, was his calling.

Chris has continued to excel in the field ever since. He’s a mission-driven architect with a particular passion for PreK-12 educational design. In fact, his great-grandfather had been a school architect in Minneapolis, so Chris feels he is picking up a family legacy. He’s also involved in our firm’s Social Purpose program, leading pro-bono design projects for local nonprofits. He views his practice as a meaningful way to contribute to the field of architecture and to society. He strives for design and technical excellence, always considering his clients’ interests before all else.

“I learn something new every day in working with education clients.”

Chris's Featured Work

Northwestern University Ryan Fieldhouse and Walter Athletics Center
Evanston, Illinois
High School Stacks
William Jones College Preparatory High School
Chicago, Illinois