Chris Moore is a registered landscape architect in the state of Maryland who began his career in the landscape industry over 20 years ago as an employee of a retail nursery. In the following years, he gained construction and plant handling experience working for landscape contractors and a wholesale nursery stock grower. Chris graduated from the University of Maryland in 1996 with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture and has over 12 years of experience working for landscape architecture and planning firms.
During his last year at the University of Maryland, Chris was an intern for Graham Landscape Architecture in Annapolis, Maryland. Following graduation, Chris was employed full-time at Graham Landscape Architecture and worked on a variety of residential projects, life care facilities, and Maryland State Highway Administration projects.
From 1998 to 2005, Chris worked for Oehme, van Sweden and Associates (OvS) in Washington DC as a Landscape Designer, and then as an Associate and Senior Associate. Project experience included high-end residences, botanical gardens, office buildings, city parks, and federal government projects. Chris also managed the contracting and construction of several residential projects while at OvS.
In July 2005, Chris accepted a position as an Associate with Oasis Design Group in Baltimore, Maryland. His projects focused on residential developments in Maryland and Virginia, and streetscape projects in Wilmington, Delaware as a sub-consultant to the Delaware Department of Transportation.
Chris was most recently an Associate with Ayers/Saint/Gross (ASG) in Baltimore, Maryland. ASG is an architecture and planning firm with a focus on college campuses and cultural institutions. His work in the Landscape Studio has included LEED certified projects at Emory University, site design for a living museum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, landscape master plans for Old Dominion University and the University of Scranton, and streetscape projects at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the University of Scranton.
Chris is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and a Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). The USGBC LEED Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, market driven, certification program with the mission to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. www.usgbc.org
CSI is a national association dedicated to creating standards and formats to improve construction documents and project delivery. The CCS is a study course and exam process which recognizes an individual's understanding of contractual relationships and excellence in specifications and contract document preparation. www.csinet.org
World War II Memorial - Washington DC
General Services Administration
Project manager responsible for construction administration during the landscape installation at the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall. The project site was under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service and was administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Lansdowne VA
Documents and construction administration for the site hardscape and planting for a mid-sized office building on a large wooded lot in suburban Virginia. Using a native plant palette and dividing the parking into small lots dispersed through the woods, the project focused on preserving the natural setting and integrating the project with the mature woodland to create a seamless composition.
Residence, Watergate East - Washington DC
Design, documentation, and construction administration of a rooftop garden overlooking the Potomac River and the Kennedy Center. The project was required to provide privacy from neighboring terraces and ensure that the plantings could survive the summer heat and harsh winters, while remaining in strict conformance with design and weight guidelines.
Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City UT
University of Utah
Prepared design development drawings for a proposed 5-acre rose garden on a steep hillside site. Design challenges included an accessible path network, numerous retaining walls, arbors, trellises, an events pavilion, a water feature, and extensive grading studies.
Brady Brook Falls - Pawling NY
Planting design and construction administration for landscape installations along the interior roadways of a new upscale residential development in a wooded, rural community. In lieu of a monotonous line of street trees, the design sought to bring the wooded open space up to the edge of the paving to create a series of open and framed spaces along the roadways.
Residence - Harford County MD
Site and planting design for a new residence on a 160-acre property in rural Maryland. Design work included a Japanese influenced walled garden, constructing a new pond, woodland restoration, and integrating a 40 car garage and an art studio into a wooded site.
Forest Park: Pagoda Circle - St. Louis MO
City of St. Louis
Ornamental planting design and implementation of a 4-acre garden centered around the Nathan Frank Bandstand in the heart of the city's largest park. Over 20,000 plants were installed over the course of a three day period. The project was a joint effort between the Flora Conservancy, which provided volunteer labor; Forest Park Forever, a private fund raising organization; and the City of St. Louis, which maintains the park.
Forest Park: Riverine Landscape - St. Louis MO
City of St. Louis
Project manager overseeing the design and implementation of more than 17 acres of native prairie and savanah plantings along the recently renovated water course that runs through the park. Working with local prairie specialists and naturalists, developed plant palettes that would accommodate site microclimates and represent regional plant species associations.
Sunrise Lake Memorial Garden - Fredericksburg VA
Master planning and conceptual site designs for a proposed 160-acre cemetery in rural Virginia. The project featured several cemetery types including columbaria, an architectural cemetery, a woodland cemetery and a meadow cemetery.
Residence - Westchester County NY
Site master planning and construction documents for a new residence on a 20-acre property. Design considerations included views off the property and sloping topography. Layout and grading of all roadways, walks, and site features including a guest house, swimming pool, arbor, and a custom cast concrete and stainless steel water feature. Oversaw planting contract and installation.
United States Embassies -
Bridgetown, Barbados; Kathmandu, Nepal; and the Middle East
U.S. Department of State
Overseas Building Operations
Project Landscape Architect on new embassy compound projects overseeing site planning and landscape design and documentation working as a sub-consultant under a design-build fast track contract. The projects required careful consideration of site security issues and strict conformance with Department of State design guidelines and review processes.
BWI Airport - Linthicum MD
Maryland State Highway Administration
Design and documentation of landscape enhancements related to parking garage and terminal improvements.
MD Route 33: St. Michaels Bypass - St. Michaels MD
Maryland State Highway Administration
Determined requirements and developed reforestation plans using a plant palette based on existing vegetation and research on regional native plant associations.
Wilmington Riverfront: Streetscapes - Wilmington DE
Delaware Department of Transportation
Project manager responsible for the documentation of construction drawings and specifications for paving and planting improvements as related to a new urban redevelopment project near the city center. Collaborated with the civil engineer as a sub-consultant to develop the overall scale and character of the streetscape design.
South Columbia Street Improvements Project - Chapel Hill NC
University of North Carolina
Coordinating with the University, the Town of Chapel Hill, and the State Department of Transportation, a streetscape master plan was created for the area and construction documents were prepared for selected sections. The street was narrowed to calm traffic and planted buffer zones were added along the street to create a better pedestrian environment. The project incorporated traffic signal and crosswalk improvements with movements across the busy street directed towards two mid-block crossings to provide a safer pedestrian experience.
Atturaif Living Museum - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Arriyadh Development Authority
The Atturaif Quarter in the historic city of Ad'Diriyah was the seat of the Imams of the First Saudi State (1744-1818 AD), and the birthplace of the Reform Movement, a religio-political pact between the Prince of Ad'Diriyah, Imam Mohammed bin Saud and Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Wahab. By the early 19th century, Ad'Diriyah was the biggest city on the Arabian Peninsula, controlling all of central and eastern Arabia, including the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. An understanding of the Reform Movement is a key to understanding the modern Kingdom's culture and its concept of government. It is the best-preserved settlement of earthen structures from that period.
Served as Landscape Project Manager overseeing site design for the museum intervention which accommodated a visitor center, areas for comfort, wayfinding/circulation, utility services, visitor's services and museological programming. Site circulation provided visitor, staff, service, emergency and special access points and routes throughout the site.
Freshman Residence Halls 2&3 - Atlanta GA
Situated on a hillside overlooking an open recreation field, the project sought to embrace the open space on two sides with stone site walls, naturalistic hillside plantings and a long, sweeping curved stair incorporating a cascading storm water runnel. As an expression of the project's sustainability, the runnel system was designed into the steps and terraces to channel water across the surface as part of a rainwater collection system that directs the discharge into a bio-retention basin at the toe of the hillside. Water that infiltrates the basin is stored in sub-grade chambers to be used for toilet flushing in the buildings. A palette of native and drought tolerant plants will reduce irrigation requirements. The project will pursue LEED Gold Certification.
Campus Landscape Master Plan/
Roseann Runte mixed use Quad - Norfolk VA
Old Dominion University
The campus has recently undergone a dramatic transformation from a commuter campus dominated by surface parking to a pedestrian oriented residential campus. The center piece of this transformation is the new mixed use Athletic, Recreation and Housing Quad. Upon completion, the Quad will feature over 1,200 beds, a new recreation center, expanded performing arts facilities, playfields and athletic facilities, and improved food service and student activities programming in the adjacent university center.
Building on previous planning work by the firm, the campus master plan was updated to reflect recent development and landscape design guidelines were developed for the campus. The quad will foster the University's goals to bring together all aspects of campus life and strengthen its academic, residential, and recreational character by providing large open spaces to accommodate informal activities such as pick-up games, smaller spaces for studying or gathering, a space for outdoor movies, and a plaza for hosting student events.
Freshman Residence Hall 4 - Atlanta GA
This 'U' shaped residence hall will be constructed with an underground parking structure, wrapping it on three sides. A subsequent residence hall project will mirror the Hall 4 project, completing a large, intensive rooftop garden situated between the two buildings. Working with the civil engineer, irrigation consultant, soils consultant and the architects, a strategy was developed for storing captured rain water and building condensate on top of the parking structure, and under the green space, for irrigation use. Part of the storage capacity will also be used to meet storm water detention requirements. The project will seek LEED Silver Certification.
Fourth Street Portal - Camden NJ
Landscape Architect for the Rutgers Camden 4th Street Portal open space project that evolved out of the Rutgers Campus Master Plan. The project closed one block of 4th Street at the city edge of the campus to establish a formal threshold for the campus that provides gathering spaces for the students and the surrounding community. Trees, walks and sculpture replaced roads, curbs and parking spaces.
Center for Aquatic Life and Conservation - Baltimore MD
National Aquarium in Baltimore
Developed schematic design documents for a new facility to support NAIB's growing animal collection and expanding programs in animal husbandry, conservation education and research. The new building will contain animal holding and quarantine rooms, a veterinary medicine facility and diagnostic lab, administrative offices, and fabrication shops. The brownfield site, which is located in South Baltimore on the Middle River, is required to be capped to address contaminated soils. The site will be developed with a recreation pier, pedestrian pathway, and visitor parking. Working with the engineering consultants on the design team, a wetland system was developed that incorporated a circulating reflecting pool around the base of the building which collects rain water from a roof scupper. Overflow from storm events spills over a system of weirs and filters through a system of wetlands before it is discharged into the river. The project was designed to be LEED Gold Certified.
Landscape Master Plan and Design Guidelines - Scranton PA
University of Scranton
Outlined an open space network of passive and active recreation spaces and connections, which subsequently developed into landscape master plan concepts to incorporate recent and future campus development. Identified primary landscape typologies for enhancement in terms of spatial character and usage. Coordinated hardscape and planting palettes that addressed a hierarchy of spaces based on character, scale and materials.
Mulberry Street Improvements Project - Scranton PA
University of Scranton
Working with the University of Scranton, PennDOT and a local engineering consultant, a streetscape concept was developed that envisioned a pedestrian activated college town street. The plans proposed infill development on the city side of the street that promoted mix-used development which houses retail and restaurant services on the ground floors, with residential and academic uses in the upper stories. A lane of parking was removed to narrow the street, providing for increased sidewalk and planting space. A palette of stone hardscape materials was proposed for paving and low seat walls that create an upscale aesthetic and a unified public face for the campus.