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Christian Calleri, AIA

Lecturer

Biography

Christian Calleri, AIA is an architect and urban designer practicing in Washington, DC. His undergraduate architectural education was at The State University of New York at Buffalo, and he received his graduate degree from the University of Maryland. He has been teaching classes at Maryland for 15 years in the architecture department, but also in the real estate and planning programs. In 2015, he was awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award from Maryland Architecture, Planning and Preservation. In 2019, he co-founded a new study abroad program through the school of architecture to Andalucía, in southern Spain.

Christian is a Senior Associate at Perkins Eastman where he designs many of the large scale urban design projects. These include the McMillan project which, when complete, will be a nationally unique place based on creating place through an interpretation and reuse of historic industrial resources. He was also the schematic design lead for the McMillan community center, which will be a small modern interpretation of the great civic architecture of Washington, DC. He was also the urban designer for the R.I.A. project, a new large scale development to be built near the Rhode Island Avenue metro station. He is currently working on a new dining hall for the Catholic University of America.

He strives for a balanced approach to architecture, relying extensively on context, precedent, and client intention as well as community input. Above all, he feels architecture is about creating beautiful places for people to live as gently as possible.