Christian Dauer

Christian Dauer

ChrDAUER Architects

ChrDAUER Architects
1 Arkansas Street D2
San Francisco, CA 94107

http://www.chrdauer.com

Christian loves building(s). Inspired by a long line of relatives, mentors, and designers who express themselves via their head and hands, his professional life has been devoted to understanding how buildings are designed, built, used, and adapted over time. Adept at devising contemporary as well as contextual solutions, his appreciation ranges from the tenets of modernism to the pragmatics of traditional vernaculars.

With substantial expertise in custom residential and commercial office projects, Christian’s experience also includes restaurant, furniture, and lighting design. Prior to his architecture career Christian worked under the tutelage of a master cabinetmaker in Savannah, Georgia, and was a restoration craftsman at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York.

Born in New York City and raised in New England, Christian received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He studied furniture design, architectural preservation, and theatrical lighting as an undergraduate at Tufts University, Askov Højskole (Denmark), and Savannah College of Art and Design. He is a member of AIA San Francisco, NCARB, and USGBC.

In life outside of work, Christian devotes time to his community as Board President of Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, a member of the San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club, a furniture maker, an avid canoeist, and is most importantly a husband and dad.