Christiana Moss, FAIA will discuss the work of Studio Ma, an internationally recognized architecture firm that designs inspiring environments for all. She and her partner in life and work, Chris Alt studied architecture at Cornell and with the Pritzker award winner, Sverre Fehn. After working in New York, they moved to Phoenix and founded Studio Ma together in 2003. Guided by holistic perspective, deep expertise, and shared passion, the studio creates the balance of joy within and function throughout. Together with forward-thinking clients, they transform ideas into significant spaces that create lasting connections between people and places. Studio Ma is ranked within the top ten 2019 Architect 50 Firms and was honored as the 2016 AIA Arizona Firm of the Year and as a 2014 Architectural Record Design Vanguard Firm.
Gaining an understanding of regenerative design
Adapting to current social equity issues
How regenerative design and designing to address social equity issues relates to design excellence
Why meeting this challenge is the mandate for architects in the 21st century
Christiana Moss, FAIA, NCARB
Founding Principal, Studio Ma
Christiana Moss, FAIA, NCARB, is a founding principal of Studio Ma, an architecture and environmental design practice founded in Phoenix, AZ. Studio Ma's work is focused on higher education living and learning environments with particular expertise in the areas of student life and campus community making. Their work at Arizona State University over the past 16 years has significantly contributed to the vibrancy of the student experience in projects such as ASU's Memorial Student Union and Plaza, the Sun Devil Fitness Complex and Manzanita Hall. The architect for the Lakeside Graduate Student Community at Princeton University, Studio Ma is currently developing an undergraduate student life plan and residential college expansion for Washington University in St. Louis and recently completed a new mixed-use academic center for entrepreneurialism and innovation at Arizona State University. Studio Ma is the recipient of numerous awards including AIA and SCUP national design honor awards. They are ranked within the top ten Architect 50 Firms and have been honored as the 2016 AIA Arizona Firm of the Year and as a 2014 Architectural Record Design Vanguard firm.