We believe the design process should be a collaboration between designer and client. We start by actively listening to our clients’ needs, welcoming and encouraging their creative input. After all, nobody knows the advantages and limitations of a space better than those who use it every day.
owner/principal • balboa design group
Chris studied architecture and interior design at UCLA and has more than a decade of practical experience in the design industry. Finding art in nature, Chris strives to create subtle elegance using neutral palettes with organic elements. An avid proponent for historical preservation, he revels in the challenge of modernizing spaces while preserving historical integrity.
In addition to his passion for design, Chris also possesses a good working knowledge of construction practices and procedures. “Contractors and I can speak the same language. I have always been interested in how things are built, or what function they serve, as opposed to just thinking, ‘this looks good in the space.’ I work hard to incorporate this knowledge into all digital renderings; conceptual and practical. I feel that it’s essential for designer, contractor, and client to be working from one set of plans from the very early stages of a project.”
A designer who is creative and innovative without the typical ‘designer’ ego, Chris and his team work side-by-side with clients to bring their visions to life. His philosophy is that the design process should be collaborative, organic, and exciting.