Chris helped PWL develop and grow since 2002. He comfortably managed large-scale urban design studies, developed ambitious concepts or resolved complex project details on site. Whenever possible, Chris encouraged sustainable thinking in projects—working with natural systems to allow nature and urban life to coexist. He championed working collaboratively, engaging people, and building long-term relationships to make projects successful. Chris significantly contributed to building the firm's China portfolio of work and was the firm's Shanghai China office's managing partner for five years.