Christopher McMahan, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
Christopher (Kip) McMahan is a principal architect for higher education, mission-driven organizations, and real estate development with over twenty five years experience in New England and New York City. Based in Providence, his experience ranges from the planning and design of numerous buildings for universities, religious, and arts organizations to office, multifamily and hotels.
He is a past Principal of Fletcher Thompson’s NYC office and serves clients on a consulting basis in the firm's Providence office. He has provided design leadership on multiple projects: the Courtyard by Marriott at Union Station, recipient of a Masonry Institute Award; LaSalle Academy Shea Science Building; Community College of Rhode Island’s Knight and Liston campuses; Freshman Village Apartments at Fairfield University; a new residential complex at NYIT in Old Westbury, NY; and master plans for Temple Emanu-El, Providence, and the Marian Fathers in Stockbridge. His restoration project for Rosedale Apartments in 2007 received an historic preservation commission award.
Kip has volunteered for several non-profit organizations: as president of The Music School, on the board executive committee of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra; on the board of Rhode Island Citizens for the Arts; and as a trustee of the Providence Preservation Society, which awarded him the 2004 President's Award. He received the 2006 Arts Advocate Award from the Rhode Island Arts and Business Council. Kip served for five years as chairman of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. He recently finished terms on the boards of the New England Foundation for the Arts; and the Veterans Memorial Auditorium Foundation.
Christopher McMahan, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP B D + C received bachelor degrees in Fine Arts and Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has participated in RISD design studios and juries over many years, most recently as visiting critic in Interior Architecture.