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COCA Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Addition

Students, staff, friends and neighbors gathered on Friday, June 8 to celebrate the completion of renovations to the Center of Creative Arts historic building and mark the beginning of their expansion. The event included groundbreaking festivities and a “first look” at the recently completed renovations.

In COCA’s customary non-traditional fashion, they broke ground not with dirt, but with the flare of colorful confetti and streamers. A student performance queued up the groundbreaking with a revised rendition of Hamilton’s “My Shot” re-written to tell the history of COCA and the notable Mendelsohn building.  […]

Three Ways to Optimize the Cancer Patient Experience

Do you notice poor design? For a long time, kids’ toothbrushes were designed to look like shorter adult toothbrushes. This optimized the production process, and no one questioned whether this was the best design. 

Similarly, healthcare design in a cancer care center can have a direct impact on the experience of cancer patients and their companions. Cancer care can be quite stressful. Patients may be fairly healthy or may be immunocompromised. […]

John Reeve Retires

Just over a month ago, Christner-ites both past and present gathered at the Jewel Box, to celebrate the far-reaching legacy of John Reeve.  John, who has dedicated the past 42 years of his career to Christner, took the helm from Ted Christner himself to become the second CEO and President of the firm. […]

Steven Schaefer Announced as New Shareholder

The leadership of Christner is pleased to welcome Steven Schaefer, AIA, LEED AP, CSI-CDT as its newest shareholder. As Director of Technical Services, Steven works on some of Christner’s most technically-complex projects and oversees quality assurance reviews firm-wide. Steven is a graduate of Kansas State University and joined the firm in 2002. […]