Chris Macneal has an intimate understanding of the ways in which construction assemblies can improve building performance.
Chris brings over 30 years of hands-on experience to bear on a wide range of projects and building types. In addition to contributing to some of the firm's earliest and most seminal works, including Berkeley College at Yale University, Cellophane House™, and SmartWrap™, Chris has served as a technical reviewer for the United States Embassy in London and Harvard University's River House Renewal. Currently, Chris is the Project Principal for Minnesota Street Housing at the University of California, San Francisco, a high-density apartment building that aims to create more affordable housing for the university's medical students.
Chris led the firm in achieving ISO 9000:2015 certification, a standard established by the International Organization for Standardization to define effective management within an organization. A certified Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB) Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor, he oversaw 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 has lectured on a range of topics including off-site fabrication, materials, and building envelopes at the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has also taught at the University of Washington and served on design juries for Drexel, Rutgers, and McGill Universities. His writing has been featured in the AIA's Architectural Graphic Standards, and his book The Shape of Time in Buffalo Valley was published in 2017.