WARREN OFFICE FOR RESEARCH AND DESIGN
LEADERSHIP


CHRISTOPHER WARREN | FOUNDING PRINCIPAL | AIA | LEED AP

Chris founded WORD in 2010 and has since become sought out for his progressive retail, hospitality and residential designs, which apply a modern sensibility to each work - rich with detail, materials and light. Quickly becoming one of LA’s go-to design experts, he was recently interviewed about the future of design for Vitra's publication "The Merchant", and also led a discussion on the same topic at the “Los Angeles-Retail West” event. Prior to WORD, Chris was a project designer for many years under Pritzker Prize winner Thom Mayne, and was also one of the founding partners of the award winning office, Studio Shift.

In addition to his work as a practitioner, Chris has taught design at the University of Southern California for many years, and delivered the commencement address to the School of Architecture’s class of 2011. He has since taught architecture design programs in China and Italy, and was most recently a visiting professor of urban design at Washington University in St. Louis. Chris is on the board of directors for the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica, and remains active in many charities. He is LEED accredited and is a licensed architect in California.

   Photo by Molly Cranna