Chris Macneal has an intimate understanding of the ways in which well considered construction assemblies improve building performance.
One of the first architects to join KieranTimberlake nearly 30 years ago, Chris was deeply involved in the firm's earliest and most seminal works, including University Center at East Stroudsburg University and Berkeley College at Yale University. He brings decades of hands-on experience to bear as technical reviewer for all projects in design.
Chris leads the firm in maintaining its ISO 9000:2008 certification, a standard established by the International Organization for Standardization to define the requirements of effective management within an organization. A certified RAB Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor, he guides the implementation of the KieranTimberlake Management System (KTMS), a set of workflows that govern all aspects of design and delivery to assure quality service.
Chris was a primary investigator in the research and development for SmartWrap™, a mass-customizable, energy-gathering building envelope exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in 2003, and he extended its development as a full-scale prototype for Cellophane House™, exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art in 2008. On these projects, he collaborated with industry partners including Dupont and ILC Dover.
He participates in dialogue with groups such as the Philadelphia Chapter Construction Specifications Institute and served as a juror for the AIA Eastern Pennsylvania Design Awards in 2011.