Chris Barnwell, AIA, LEED AP

A creative and award-winning designer with experience in commercial, healthcare, education and research facilities, Chris specializes in the exterior vocabulary of building designs and systems. His early adoption of three-dimensional modeling techniques and subsequent embrace of newer, cutting-edge technologies has placed him at the forefront of raising standards for the entire industry. Chris constantly strives for the best possible technical and aesthetic design solutions for clients, believing that collaborative design by a diverse project team is a keystone for design excellence.


MS/Architecture: 1989, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
BS/Architecture: 1987, University of Nebraska at Lincoln


American Institute of Architects (AIA)
LEED Accredited Professional
University of Nebraska Project Review Board 2018-present

Key Projects & Clients:

* Chris was a team member on these projects while at HDR.

>  Bethesda Hospital West (HDR Inc. Architect of Record)*
>  CHI Health, Immanuel Chapel
>  Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center* (HDR Inc. Architect of Record)
>  Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital – Expansion & Renovation (Plan One | Architects, Architect of Record)
>  Methodist Women’s Hospital (HDR Inc. Architect of Record)*
>  Mosaic Life Care, Patient Tower Expansion (HDR Inc. Architect of Record)*
>  Nebraska Methodist Hospital Parking Structure (HDR Inc. Architect of Record)*
>  Omaha World Herald Parking Structure (HDR Inc. Architect of Record)*
>  Omaha World Herald, Freedom Center* (HDR Inc. Architect of Record)
>  Sentara Healthcare, Williamsburg Regional Medical Center (HDR Inc. Architect of Record)*
>  UCHealth – University of Colorado Hospital – Anschutz Campus Master Plan
>  UCHealth – North Region Master Plan
>  UCHealth – University of Colorado Health, Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion O.R. Expansion
>  University of Colorado Hospital, Bed Tower and Ancillary Expansion, Phase 3 (HDR Inc. Architect of Record)*
>  UNMC Durham Research Towers I & II* (HDR Inc. Architect of Record)
>  UNMC Home Instead Center for Successful Aging* (HDR Inc. Architect of Record)
>  UNMC Sorrell Center* (HDR Inc. Architect of Record)

Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Bethesda Hospital West, Boynton Beach, FL.*
Carle Foundation Hospital, Carle Foundation Hospital & Clinics, Urbana, IL.*
Erlanger Health System, Erlanger Health System, East Campus Addition and Renovation, Chattanooga, TN*
Mayo Foundation, Mayo Clinic, Mary Brigh East Tower Expansion, Rochester, MN*
Rapid City Regional Hospital, Main campus, & Ambulatory Surgery Center, Rapid City, SD.*
USACE - Kansas City District, Consolidated Troop Medical Clinic, Fort Riley (U.S. Army), KS.*