Christoffer Graae FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Chris Graae is a founding principal of cox graae + spack architects when it was established in 1981. In addition to co-sharing firm management, he directs the design and construction of a broad range of programs and building types. Chris currently serves as our firm’s point person for higher education and public sector projects.
With over 35 years of design and project management experience, Chris has expertise in programming, space planning, master planning and design. Some of his notable projects include the President’s House at The George Washington University’s Law School and South Hall, Woodrow Wilson High School, World Bank Headquarters, Potomac Job Corps Center, Washington Theological Union, Gonzaga College High School, Folger Shakespeare Library, and Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament School and Church. Most recently Chris led the design effort for the world renowned Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
Chris received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. He holds professional registration from the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland. Chris is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Chris is active on the Board of Directors for the Washington Chapter of the AIA, the Board of Directors for Georgetown Business Improvement District and the Abramson Scholarship Foundation. In 2014, Chris was inducted into American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows.