Christian is a Senior Associate who is responsible for quality assurance and specifications of STREAM Collaborative projects. He is a licensed architect in New York State and in his native Venezuela. He studied architecture at Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, and came to New York almost 33 years ago, to study History of Architecture at Cornell. Christian has worked for some of the best-known firms in Ithaca and Syracuse, and has designed and managed a multitude of project types, scopes and sizes, with a focus on educational facilities. In 2002, he became a US Citizen, as well as the second LEED® Accredited Professional in town. He has a keen interest in sustainability and green building, has written professional journal articles about the economic benefits of sustainable design, and has been invited to address professional groups to explain LEED® and other sustainable design issues. Christian also has experience as a translator, and worked on the Spanish version of the International Building Code, as well as construction specifications for large US-designed projects in Latin America.