He has a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design and received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon. Chris has 13 years’ experience and comes to ima from AND Design Group of Guangzhou, China where he had been the Creative Design Director since his graduation from Harvard. Most recently, he was responsible for the design, project management, and construction implementation of several large scale hospitality and eco-tourism projects in Sanya, including Sanya Ming-dao Li Garden Hot Springs and Sanya Ming-dao Seagull Beach Resort. Prior to AND, Chris worked at Nancy Goslee Powers in Santa Monica, CA. There, responsibility included two high-profile projects: the Grand Avenue Redevelopment and Urban Center in downtown Los Angeles with Gehry Partners and the Walt Disney Animation Center and Campus plan in Glendale, California with Brad Cleopfil and Allied Works.
ima (imadesign.com) creates exceptional spaces that give form and character to the landscape, providing distinctive artistry and economic value for our clients with Master Planning, Development Services and Landscape Architecture. They consult, collaborate, imagine and define a project’s scope and character – from retail and mixed-use destination to office developments and large scale master planning – to create exciting people-oriented environments. They have built their business on pushing the boundaries to create the right solution. They thrive in collaboration and believe that the right design is a balance between vision and reality. They strive to find this balance in a design that can transcend the value for their client to enrich the community experience.