Our blog is a collection of our voices, our passions, our projects and what we believe.


An Architect’s Critique of the Design Process

As an architect or designer, it is always exciting to see a new project come to life. To see a client realize their vision through our teams’ efforts and creativity. New projects represent growth of organizations and their capacity to serve the community. They also represent opportunities for expression of brand- to craft an experience for patients, visitors and staff that reflects the culture and values of the organization. […]

Christner Welcomes New Shareholders

We are ecstatic to welcome three talented individuals to the shareholder group at Christner!  Broadening ownership to create a more inclusive leadership group that represents the full spectrum of what we do as a design firm is something we’ve been working towards for quite some time.   […]

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.  […]