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Chris Tillison, AIA


Chris Tillison


When did you start working at Howard+Helmer?
May 1995

What does your day-to-day job entail?
The design and construction administration of commercial projects—most of my work is related to healthcare.

What’s your favorite aspect of what you do for a living?
I get to create and learn something new with each project.

What’s one project that you’re especially proud of and why?
The entrance canopy at Via Christi – St. Francis Cyberknife Treatment Center. It is a cantilevered, multi-curve, multi-slope glass panel, steel frame structure that captures the essence of architecture: the art of science. It is a beautiful, graceful form designed and built with extensive, precise mathematical calculations.

If you weren’t an architect, what could you see yourself doing?
I would love to live on the shore of a beautiful lake, be a fishing guide and run a bait and tackle shop—or maybe a cardiologist.

What’s your guilty pleasure? 

What’s your pet peeve?
A cell phone taking priority over a live person.

If you were traveling to a deserted island, what three things would you take with you?
My family, lots of duct tape and a saw.

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