Christopher J. Lilley

  • AIA
  • Managing Principal, Tacoma
  • Tacoma

Christopher Lilley oversees business operations and project team performance as the Managing Principal of the Tacoma office. With extensive experience in education facilities, he leads outreach and engagement, particularly in the planning stages, and remains hands-on from inception to completion, fostering strong client relationships. Driven by the positive impact on communities, Chris believes that well-designed schools can have a profound impact on a student’s ability to learn and succeed. He collaborates with various school districts throughout the Puget Sound, shaping buildings that become integral parts of the community fabric for decades. With over three decades of experience, Chris values dedication to craft, genuine collaboration, and work-life balance. His leadership emphasizes high standards, mutual support, and team success through individual contributions. Passionate about school design, he fosters a collaborative, and challenging professional environment.