In addition to his professional practice, Christopher is an adjunct professor at California College of the Arts, where he teaches housing studios and other courses in the MArch and BArch programs. Christopher is co-founder and Associate Director of the Urban Works Agency at CCA, where he has co-produced exhibitions such as The City & the City: Housing the next 100,000, Urbanism from Within, and the symposium series Domestic Affairs. Christopher has lectured widely in the U.S. and abroad, has self-pubilshed several books, and has written for several publications including published in Harvard Design Magazine, MONU, Bracket, The Agent, The Urbanist, On Site Review and the ASLA blog Dirt.
As an (almost) 20-year resident of San Francisco, Christopher has become an active voice in the architecture community and an advocate for design agency in the urban environment. In addition to his research at CCA, he is a long-time member of San Francisco Planning and Urban Research, and serves on the Design Review Committee of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition. He is so passionate about urban life that he has doubled down on raising his two young children in the city, despite the periodic protests of his wife and the mass exodus of his peers.
Christopher is an outdoorsman and avid cyclist, and can often be found on early morning bike rides in the Marin Headlands or climbing the iconic peaks of San Francisco.