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Christopher P. Lopez, AIA, NCARB, AICP

Principal / Design Director / Campus & Community Director
Registered Architect
NCARB Certified (current registrations: New York, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Washington)
Certified Planner
Certified Asbestos Project Designer


M.ARCH | SUNY at Buffalo
B.S.Arch.Design | Clemson University

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects - Member
American Planning Association - Member
American Institute of Certified Planners - Member

Society for College & University Planners - Member
Congress for the New Urbanism - Member
Penfield Economic Development Committee - Former Director
Fairport Village Partnership - Former Member
Fairport Economic Restructuring Committee - Former Chairman

Visiting Critic / Lecturer:

Arizona State University
Cornell University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Alfred State College SUNY College of Technology
SUNY at Buffalo

Mr. Lopez is a dedicated professional who is passionate and rigorous in his pursuit to reshape the built environment through the disciplines of Architecture, Planning and Urban Design. 


As Design Director, his role is to perpetuate the insurgence of thoughtful and visionary ideas into the work of PLAN Studio. 


Mr. Lopez also serves as the Director and Principal-in-Charge of Campus & Community Projects. 


“...architecture and planning are like grafting...we are constantly, carefully, inserting (transplanting) new objects into existing organisms (contexts) in hopes that they adapt, integrate,  flourish, and improve upon their surrounding environment...”

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