Joining Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects in 2017, Chris brings 20 years of experience in architecture, construction, and historic preservation. His expertise includes performing conditions assessment surveys of modern and historic building systems, designing new and restoration construction, developing working drawings and technical specifications, and managing small to mid-size privately and publicly funded projects. His proven research and writing abilities in preparing historic structure reports, preservation plans, and National Register of Historic Places nominations provide a valuable asset to Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects.

Chris received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Moravian College, and his Master of Science Degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design’s Historic Preservation Program.

He is a past guest critic at Lehigh University’s Department of Art, Architecture and Design, as well as a past guest lecturer at Lehigh’s Department of Religious Studies and their Program in Public History.

He has been a Keystone Construction Grant Reviewer and Conference and Workshop Presenter for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Locally, he is a Board of Managers member of the Moravian Historical Society, serving as Co-Chair of the Capital Projects Committee.

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Educational K-12

  • New Upper Perkiomen Middle School
    Upper Perkiomen School District
    Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Francis A. March Elementary School
    Easton Area School District
    Easton, Pennsylvania
  • Saint Thomas Moore School
    Catholic Diocese of Allentown
    Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Nazareth Middle School
    Nazareth Area School District
    Nazareth, Pennsylvania
  • Broughal Middle School
    Bethlehem Area School District
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Salisbury Township High School
    Salisbury Township School District
    Allentown, Pennsylvania

Religious

  • Structural Intervention and Roofing Replacement
    Mount Bethel Church (1844)
    Mansfield Township, New Jersey
  • National Register of Historic Places Nomination and Exterior Restoration
    St. James Lutheran Church (1834)
    Phillipsburg, New Jersey
  • Masonry and Çornice Restoration
    Oxford Colonial United Methodist Church (c.1830)
    Oxford, New Jersey
  • Roof Structure Intervention and Rehabilitation
    Second Presbyterian Chapel (c.1880)
    Oxford, New Jersey

Historic

  • Roofing Repair and Replacement
    Shippen Manor Museum (1755)
    Oxford, New Jersey
  • Preservation Plan and Historic Rehabilitation
    Moses Estey House (1786)
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Historic Resource Survey (PA Historic & Museum Commission) and Historic Rehabilitation
    John Updike Childhood Home (1884)
    Shillington, Pennsylvania
  • Historic Restoration
    Wandling Blacksmith Shop (c.1840)
    Meadow Breeze Park, Washington, New Jersey
  • Historic Resource Survey for New Jersey Historic Preservation Office
    Washington Residential Historic District
    Washington, New Jersey
  • Historic Resource Survey for New Jersey Historic Preservation Office
    William Shimer House (c.1850)
    Pohatcong Township, New Jersey
  • Exterior Rehabilitation
    Leigh Mansion/Clinton Municipal Building (c.1875)
    Clinton, New Jersey
  • Stabilization Documentation
    Breadlock Barn (c.1850)
    New Village, New Jersey
  • Masonry Restoration, Envelope Stabilization and Kitchen Wing Restoration
    Roseberry Homestead (c.1790)
    Phillipsburg, New Jersey
  • Preservation Plan, Masonry Repairs, Stabilization and Roofing Replacement
    Christopher Vought House (1759)
    Clinton Township, New Jersey
  • National Register of Historic Places Nomination
    Lafayette Village Historic District
    Lafayette Township, New Jersey
  • Wagon House Relocations and Restoration
    Hoff-Vannatta Farm (c.1764-c.1900)
    Harmony Township, New Jersey
  • Historic Structure Report
    Stephen Vail House (c.1760)
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Preservation Plan
    William Smalley Hall (1916)
    Montgomery Township, New Jersey
  • Historic Structure Report
    Maplewood (c.1845)
    Montgomery County, New Jersey
  • Historic Reconstruction
    Moravian Smithy
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Interior Restoration
    Moravian Waterworks (1762)
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Historic Structure Report
    Sisters’ House and Bell House Complex (1741-1772)
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Historic Structure Report
    Nain-Schober House (c.1760)
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Adaptive Reuse of Ballantine Barn (c.1877)           
    into SmithKline Conference Center           
    Parsippany, New Jersey

Residential

Numerous residential projects completed in the Lehigh Valley and New Jersey