Our staff members are all committed students of the accumulated wisdom of history as it is expressed in traditional architecture and urban design. Our passion for building strong communities starts here in our studio, among our friends and colleagues.
Christina joined Union Studio in the summer of 2008 to contribute to our social and civic-oriented design projects. She has a strong background in traditional architecture, planning and sustainability with a passion for applying these skills to build community. Prior to joining Union Studio, Christina worked on architectural design and community planning at Historical Concepts in Atlanta. She earned her Master’s Degree in New Urbanism at the University of Miami and her Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, where she was the class Valedictorian.
Christina serves on the Board of Directors for the Congress for the New Urbanism’s New England Chapter. She has also served on the Board of Directors of Rhode Island’s ACE Mentor Program, which introduces high school students to careers in architecture, engineering and construction. She was awarded the ACE Mentor of the Year Award in 2011. Christina is a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Christina is also the talented creator of the hand-drawn “Rhode Island Transects” artwork featured on the view projects by transect page of Union’s portfolio.
Hometown: Londonderry, NH
Favorite place: The Grotto at Notre Dame
Favorite piece of art/music/writing: Anything by Josh Groban
Favorite RI oddity (person, place, thing or “ism”): The “Big Blue Bug,” which is a Rhode Island a landmark so well-known, local children included it on a park directional signpost along with the North Pole, Egyptian Pyramids and Disney World.
On a Sunday afternoon you will likely find me: Spending time with family
Favorite moment in architectural history: 1419: Brunelleschi won the competition for the design of the dome for Santa Maria del Fiore by smashing one end of an egg to make it stand upright on a piece of marble.
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