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Inspiring Innovation with Plant Science Building Design

Christner is an established planning and design firm known for bringing innovation, research and insight to the practice of architecture.  In recent years, Christner has expanded our expertise to the Science and Research market, specifically in plant science building design.  St. Louis has experienced a rapid growth in the plant and life science industry over the past few decades.   […]

Urban Planning for Walkability

This year, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) published their smart growth publication On Common Ground: Walkable Neighborhoods which emphasized the data of their 2013 national survey on the impact of walkability on home prices. Of the people surveyed, 55% preferred to live in neighborhoods with a mix of homes and stores within walking distance rather than neighborhoods that require more driving between home, work, services and amenities. The study also indicated that people are willing to pay more, buy a smaller home or buy a smaller lot in order to purchase homes in walkable communities.  […]

Christner Builds on Science and Research Portfolio

Christner is advancing its commitment to science and research with a dedicated focus on laboratory planning and design.  As Science and Research Market Leader, Paulina Bugyis, Intl. AIA, will be integral in growing this area of work.  She brings over 18 years of planning and design experience, working with higher education and corporate clients regionally and nationally.  Some of Paulina’s previous experience in the region includes work with Washington University School of Medicine and School of Engineering, University of Kansas, St. Louis University, University of Kansas Medical Center, Monsanto, Patheon Biologics and Millipore Sigma. […]

Employee Spotlight: Stacey Wehe

At Christner, we believe that our employees are our greatest asset.  In this feature, we profile some of the team members who contribute to our success.

Recently named Christner’s newest shareholder, Stacey Wehe is Education Market Leader and a project manager in the firm.

Where did you attend college?

University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

What organizations are you involved with?

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
APPA, Leadership in Educational Facilities
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Building & Grounds Committee at City Garden Montessori
Central West End Planning & Development Committee […]