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Chris Chatto
Chris Chatto
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

Shattuck Hall 235

Master of Architecture, University of Oregon, 2005
Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1992
Bachelor of Science in Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1992

Chris Flint Chatto is a sustainable design specialist at ZGF Architects with a depth of expertise on projects for both public and private sector clients. His work focuses on optimizing building performance through energy and daylighting studies in early project development and tracking those building efficiencies in completed projects.

Specializing in energy use and integrated design, he is responsible for researching and facilitating the design of efficient and healthy buildings through the innovative use of materials, technology and design techniques, the results of which have been presented at numerous conferences, lectures, and seminars throughout the country including GreenBuild, Labs21, Tradeline, Living Future Conference, the AIA + 2030 Professional Series, among others. Chris has developed and taught courses focusing on sustainable, climate responsive, and energy efficient design at the University of Washington and the University of Oregon; was founding chair of the Seattle Emerging Green Builders; and is active on educational and advocacy issues for both the Seattle and Portland AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE). He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon, a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature from the University of Pennsylvania.

Chris works closely with project teams throughout all phases of a project to explore and integrate sustainable design components and to optimize building efficiencies  His work has contributed to a number of projects achieving LEED Gold and Platinum certifications as well as other currenly targeting net zero energy and Living Building Challenge certification. Two projects have been recognized with by the AIA Committee on the Environment in the annual Top Ten Green Building List: Twelve | West, a double-Platinum mixed-use building that houses ZGF’s Portland office, and the Federal Center South Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters in Seattle.  Other notable current projects include the Rocky Mountain Institute’s new Basalt, CO headquarters, which is targeting net-zero energy in addition to full Living Building Challenge certification, and  the Central Energy Plant at Stanford University, which will feature a naturally ventilated and net-zero energy administrative office.