Chris Gillam, P.A., NCARB
Chris brings passion and a tireless attitude for creating inspiring design and architecture to JGR (Kansas City Office). He believes that the most successful projects are created from collaboration and teamwork to develop unique solutions and possibilities. Architecture has the powerful ability to transform the environment and create spaces that can inspire and improve the world around us. Creating, and using great design ideation to envision better communities, buildings and places is something that Chris prides himself on. Chris maintains licenses in Kansas, Colorado and Missouri.
After growing up in Salina, he made his move to Kansas City, where he currently works and lives. With Kansas City being one of the fastest growing economies in the Midwest, Chris is excited to be a part of the recent cultural wave that has brought great energy and life to the city. He looks forward to many exciting projects and adventures. With his former firm and position, Chris was a leader and vital member of the design competition team. Recent projects include the One North Master Plan Development (North Kansas City), which will repurpose a vacant industrial lot into a vibrant mixed use development that will bring new life and people to the North Kansas City area. Chris and his team also worked on a proposal of a mixed-use redevelopment for the 18th and Vine District (Kansas City). A vision was provided for enhancing the unique character of the district by adding density and potential commercial development, which would bring new life to the district. He also was a lead designer and influential voice for the Ward Parkway South Expansion Project (Kansas City, MO), a restaurant lifestyle center that caters to the surrounding neighborhood community, providing a walkable dining experience.
An Architect/Designer at heart, he is tirelessly working on the creation of new concepts for projects of all types, to progress the design process, of more informed but less intrusive design. Striving to push the envelop and possibilities in architecture as well as architecture and development as a business model.