After completing his studies at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas, Chris Dwyer started an almost eight-year stint with Poss Architecture + Planning in Aspen, Colorado. His work there principally involved high-wealth clients and complex projects. His first assignment was taking what was at the time the most expensive time-share project in the world from the first concrete pour to completion. After that project was completed, Chris transitioned, with the firm’s approval, to a construction firm and performed assistant project management/project management tasks on a “budget-less” custom residence outside of Aspen. He returned in a year to Poss to focus exclusively on architecture and design. Chris began by taking an uber-contemporary residence near Telluride, Colorado from schematic design through to construction drawings. After that, he focused on high-end residential projects in the United States and Canada. By the time Chris left Poss, he was designing his own projects within the firm and taking his designs through to construction.
While employed full-time for Poss, Chris started, again with the firm’s approval, his own architectural design firm, Studio Space Design LLC, working for clients whose projects were of a smaller nature than those accepted by Poss. In 2016, Chris moved to Boise, bringing Studio Space Design with him.
As Chris was settling back into life in Boise, he worked on a residence in Snowmass, Colorado and several projects in Idaho. He began full-time employment at Insight Architects in Boise in August, 2016. There, he has been leading the design of hospital remodels, a residence, schools, and a climbing gym. Chris became a licensed architect in February, 2017. He holds active licenses in Idaho and Colorado. He is a member of NCARB and AIA.
Chris was raised in Boise, graduating Bishop Kelly High School before receiving his degree in architecture. He spent the spring semester of his fourth year in college studying architecture in Rome, Italy. Upon completion of those studies, he traveled for six weeks throughout Europe viewing a myriad of designs and buildings. Prior to commencing work in Boise, Chris spent four months studying designs and buildings in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar. His interests include ice hockey, skiing, hiking/camping, golf, and curling.