Chris Chu has had her own architectural practice in the Boston area since 1994, specializing in residential architecture, having worked in both the western suburbs such as Weston, Lincoln, Newton, Wellesley, and Concord as well as in more urban neighborhoods such as Beacon Hill, Back Bay and the South End. Hallmarks of her designs include:
- a seamless melding of the indoors with the outdoors.
- a harmonious blending of connected spaces that flow together.
- a talent for problem solving functionality issues to make the most of challenging existing conditions, small spaces and constrained budgets..
- an exceptional ability to listen. She focuses on the needs and desires of her clients rather than her own ego.
- elegant design solutions for real world families that maximize joy and utility of their everyday lives.
She has a Master of Architecture from Rice University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Pomona College, and has had a lifelong interest in art, music and gardens. Chris was the architect for This Old House’s Auburndale, Massachusetts project which started airing in October 2010, and which was completed in December 2010. In addition, four of her other projects have been featured in This Old House Magazine. Chris’ work was also selected by Sarah Susanka for her book Not So Big Remodeling, published in 2009, as part of the Not So Big House series, which has been in the forefront of the movement emphasizing fine-tuning and quality of spaces over size.