Chris Chatto

Chris Chatto is a sustainability savant who found his way to architecture after a decade of work in environmental activism. As one of ZGF’s resident sustainable design experts and a sought-after Excel wizard, Chris favors simple, yet powerful tools to analyze data and understand how a project will impact and respond to the natural environment. He also knows that data alone doesn’t create change and believes that to be successful in sustainable design and ensure a meaningful impact, it’s vital to meet clients where they are and find strategies that align with their values and missions. In terms of credentials, Chris is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and holds a LEED AP® BD+C accreditation. He obtained his Master of Architecture (M.Arch) from the University of Oregon and also earned a B.S. in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania.