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 30-some years ago, to get a Master’s degree in 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.