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  Design is rooted in a meaningful understanding of our client’s vision. I strive to create environments that enhance that vision through thoughtful responses.

Christian Owens

Principal

Austin, Texas

Christian’s commitment to education is driven by an intense passion for learning, and he’s dedicated to researching new technologies and implications for education design. In particular, he has presented at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the impacts that the built environment has on autistic individuals, and he continues to research this subject.

He’s found a career passion as it pertains to special needs students, and he’s studied how informal learning spaces, furniture, and technology affect these students’ ability to learn. Recently, Christian received an award from the Texas Society of Architects for his work with the Ministry of Education for Kurdistan, Iraq and their development of a school that features modern design standards and solutions. An enhancement to the future of learning in this third-world country.

Christian has received a number of awards for his design work including two Caudill awards from the Texas Association of School Administrators and Texas Association of School Boards (TASA/TASB) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He remains passionate in assisting special needs students in achieving their learning and life goals through education design. 

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