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Staff News

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.   […]

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. […]

Who’s Coming to your Emergency Department?

I had the opportunity this week to participate in a workshop "Reimagining the ED" that was part of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium taking place in Austin. The workshop was organized and led by Durell Coleman of DC Design.

The goal of the workshop was to identify issues common to emergency departments and then offer creative solutions for those problems. The effort was on behalf of the Federal Guidelines Institute (FGI) in support of incorporating new ideas into the design guidelines that would improve the efficiency and effective ness of hospital emergency departments. Roughly a hundred clinicians and designers participated, assisted by architecture students from Texas A&M University. […]