It doesn't take long to figure out Christi's roots are planted in the Deep South; she is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and has the accent to prove it. She graduated from Mississippi State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Architecture. While there, she met her husband, Andrew, who is a landscape architect. They were married in August 2006 and have a son, Will, who was born in August 2014.
She considers herself a minimalist, and her style developed after attending Ghost Lab 10 upon graduation from Mississippi State. This exclusive, two week design-build workshop took place in Nova Scotia under the supervision of nationally-known architect Bryan MacKay-Lyons.
Her biggest passion is travel, which led her and her husband to quit their jobs in 2010 and backpack around the world for four months. During this time, they traveled through Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Of all the places she’s been to, Petra, Jordan (one of the greatest ancient architecture ruins in the world) and Machu Picchu (in Cusco, Peru) are her favorites.
She eventually made her way back to the U.S., where she landed in Dallas. She has worked for award-winning architects including Dan Shipley and Joshua Nimmo. One of the projects she worked on at Shipley Architects was featured in the May/June 2014 issue of Texas Architect, and her photography and artwork were selected for Mississippi AIA’s Art by Architects Exhibit in 2009 and 2011.
Drawn to their mix of classical forms with modern ideas, Christi joined the SHM team in October 2013. She is very passionate about everything she does and strives to produce the best architecture for every project, regardless of type, size, or cost.