Chris Smith

Fellowship Recipient

Christopher Smith is a design practitioner with wide-ranging interests and connections across the creative landscape of the greater Los Angeles region. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design in 2003 he went to work for Morphosis Architects as a graphic designer and media liaison which exposed him to a world of architecture that cemented a lifelong interest in design process, theory and practice. After those first few years freelancing and finding contract work he went on to a brief stint at Gehry Partners while working nights documenting the cornfield adjacent to LA’s Chinatown for Metabolic Studio. Each of these events were chances to learn and grow in powerful creative practices that eventually led to the formation of a small office producing all manner of visual material along with recent residential design commissions.

In 2021 he completed the Graduate program in Architecture (March 1) from the College of Environmental Design at California Polytechnic University Pomona to pursue architecture on a professional level, with the desire to tie-in graphic and product design to form a cohesive set of references and experiences that will inform future projects.