When Chris Caillier begins working on a design project, he considers how to make it as timeless as possible to offer a lasting experience for generations of users. Now in his second decade of architectural practice, he has used his strong planning and leadership skills to lead designs for many complex projects around the world that will likely stand the test of time. He strives to be a trusted partner by understanding the client’s needs and project goals to deliver timeless design solutions that are aligned with the budget, scope, and schedule. Currently, Chris leads significant government and military projects at Page for the Defense Health Agency, Army, Navy, and Air Force.
Part of what makes Chris excel at – and appreciate – his career are traits he developed working sweltering summers on a family ranch in Texas, patience, problem-solving, and persistence. It also taught him to respect nature and be a good steward of the environment. For Chris, its important to create design that considers climate, resources, habitat, and improves the place of project.
He particularly enjoys projects that require attention to detail. While large, ground-up facilities generally can be challenging, their renovations require unique and precise solutions. Chris has experience directing projects within existing buildings, successfully creating new, dedicated spaces ranging from pharmacy clean rooms, biosafety laboratories, medical and dental clinics to emergency departments and state-of-the-art integrated operating rooms. He understands the complexities of adapting space within existing buildings to meet the needs of facility growth, new departments and the ever-changing development of new technologies.
Chris has a degree from Texas A&M University and received his Masters of Architecture from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Architecture where he was awarded the Henry Adams Certificate, given by the American Institute of Architects to the second top-ranking student in each accredited program. Prior to joining Page, he was employed by the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, which gave him the needed understanding of military design and construction methodology to lead his current Page projects.