Christopher B. Collins
Licensed Architect - State of Illinois
Licensed Architect - State of Wisconsin
Licensed Design Firm - State of Illinois
Self-Certified Architect - City of Chicago
Certified Passive House Consultant (active 2012-2017) 
LEEDd Accredited Professional (active 2011-2014) 
Association of Licensed Architects - Illinois Member
US Sailing: Certified Club Race Officer
773-540-4226
 

 
EXPERIENCE: 
 
Architect
CBC Architects, Inc., Architect, Principal (October 2007-present)
Environs Development Inc., Senior Project Manager (Fall 2014-Summer 2016)
Metzler / Hull Development Corporation, Architect of Record (Fall 1999 to 2004)
Decker Legge Kemp, Inc, Associate Architect II (Fall 1997 to Fall 1999)
Hartshorne Plunkard, Ltd., project manager (September 1993 to 1997)
 
Construction Project Manager
Hewitt Horn, Incorporated (Feb 2005-Oct 2007).
 
Adjunct Faculty
Westwood College: River Oaks – Calumet City (Oct 2009-Oct 2014).
Business School: Construction Management Department
Lead Faculty (Oct 2013-Oct 2014)  
 
EDUCATION:
Master of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1992.
Certificate in Design Excellence from Stanley Tigerman, Director, School of Architecture.
College Service Award from the Dean of Architecture, Art & Urban Planning.
Study Abroad - Rome, Spring 1991.
Bachelor of Arts Degree - Art History, Beloit College; Beloit Wisconsin, 1987.
 
ACTIVITIES: 
Central Lake View Neighborhood Association – Member 2009-present
CLVN: Planning & Zoning Committee – Member 2009-present
Chicago Yacht Club Race Committee – Member 2013-present

The Work of Christopher B. Collins as Architect-of-Record - abridged


Below are projects while self-employed as CBC Architects, Inc., (Principal; 2000-present)

or as employed by Metzler/Hull Development Corp., (Senior Architect / Arch-of-Record; 1999-2005)

 

New Construction – Single Family Residence


Brewer Bay; Tortola, BVI, single family residence, 4,300 sf new concrete

1832 North Howe Street; Chicago, single family residence, 8,800 sf new masonry w/ M/H

1866 North Howe Street; Chicago, single family residence, 10,200 sf new masonry w/ M/H

1903 North Howe Street; Chicago, single family residence, 6,200 sf new masonry w/ M/H

1853 North Burling Street; Chicago, single family residence, 9,696 sf new masonry

1933 North Burling Street; Chicago, single family residence, 7,200 sf new masonry w/ M/H

1935 North Burling Street; Chicago, single family residence, 6,200 sf new masonry w/ M/H

1737 North Mohawk Street; Chicago, single family residence, 6,200 sf new masonry w/ M/H

1921 North Mohawk Street; Chicago, single family residence, 6,200 sf new masonry w/ M/H

1928 North Mohawk Street; Chicago, single family residence, 6,800 sf new masonry w/ M/H 

1930 North Mohawk Street; Chicago, single family residence, 6,800 sf new masonry

2026 North Mohawk Street; Chicago, single family residence, 11,700 sf new masonry w/ M/H

1823 North Cleveland Avenue; Chicago, single family residence, 6,300 sf new masonry w/ M/H

1825 North Cleveland Avenue; Chicago, single family residence, 6,200 sf new masonry w/ M/H

2044 North Clifton Avenue; Chicago, single family residence, 7,100 sf new masonry w/ M/H

2121 North Clifton Avenue; Chicago, single family residence, 5,800 sf new masonry w/ M/H

2432 North Surrey Court; Chicago, single family residence, 6,400 sf new masonry w/ M/H

1246 West Webster Avenue; Chicago, single family residence, 5,200 sf new masonry

 

Architectural Renovation - Single Family / Condominium Residence

1530 North State Parkway; Chicago, condominium residence, 4,270 sf interior rehab

1521 North State Parkway; Chicago, single family residence, interior+historic window rplce, 7,500sf

1515 North State Parkway; Chicago, single family residence, custom door shop drawings

67 East Bellevue Place; Chicago; single family residence, 5,300 sf rehab + addition

61 West Burton Place; Chicago, single family residence, masonry addition & cabinetry & kitchen

179 East Lake Shore Drive; Chicago, condominium residence, 3,600 sf rehab w/ CG

1807 North Sedgwick Street; Chicago, single family residence, 4,300 sf rehab w/ CD

1832 North Howe Street; Chicago, enclose porch, staff office & garage add, 2,600 sf new masonry

1934 North Howe Street; Chicago, single family residence design study, 7,150 sf rehab + addition

2021 North Howe Street; Chicago, single family residence 11,400 sf interior rehab

2055 North Howe Street; Chicago, single family residence plumbing & tuckpointing rehab

2123-2127 North Bissell Street; Chicago, single family residence, 9,000 sf historic rehab

2317 North Geneva Terrace; Chicago, single family residence, 6,000 sf historic rehab masonry

1950 North Orchard Street; Chicago, single family residence, master bathroom and electrical rehab

1755 North Mohawk Street; Chicago, family, media room, and garage addition, 1,200 sf masonry

2249 North Burling Street; Chicago, single family residence, 3800 sf rehab + addition w/ dSPACE

1916 North Burling Street; Chicago, single family residence addition 3,000 sf masonry

4951 North Winchester; Chicago, single family residence 3,300 sf frame rehab w/ CG

4222 North Hermitage; Chicago, single family residence 6,100 sf frame rehab

1449 West Foster Avenue; Chicago, add dwelling unit, masonry

3205 West Armitage Avenue; Chicago, deconvert dwelling unit, masonry

331 East Wisconsin Ave; Neenah, WI, single family master bathroom & historic porch restoration

57 East 57th Street; Indianapolis, custom cabinetry kitchen and bath designs

 

Roof Top Decks/Garages/Porches/Decorative Fencing

511 West Armitage Avenue; Chicago, garage rooftop deck

3205 West Armitage Avenue; Chicago, garage and fireplace

1426 West Melrose Avenue; Chicago, garage rooftop deck

1103 West Webster Avenue; Chicago, new masonry garage

3019 West Ardmore; Chicago, new masonry garage

535 West Belden Avenue; Chicago, new masonry garage

1949 North Lincoln Avenue; Chicago, garage and deck replacement

2123 North Bissell Street; Chicago, steel rear porch replacement and conversion to single family

2142 North Seminary Avenue; Chicago, removal of fire escape and violations

1521 North State Parkway; Chicago, addition to fire escape

2404 West Grace Street; Chicago, porch replacement

49015 Skyhi Road; Grand Beach, MI, new partially enclosed frame deck w/ shower

544 West Dickens Avenue; Chicago, iron fence & rail, stone piers

1540 North Dearborn Parkway; Chicago, breezeway addition design

1312 North Dearborn Parkway; Chicago, greenhouse conservatory

1312 North Dearborn Parkway; Chicago, iron fence, stone piers, fountain design, garage cabinets

 

Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen, and Bath– Light Interior Renovation

#4 Kensington; North Barrington, wine storage

1103 West Webster Avenue; Chicago, wine storage & foyer stair renovation

3019 West Ardmore; Chicago, wine storage

511 West Armitage Avenue; Chicago, wine storage

55 West Delaware Place, Unit 321; Chicago, master bath renovation

2143 North Seminary Avenue; Chicago, kitchen design

834 Sheridan Road; Glencoe, single family master bathroom renovation

945 Private Road; Winnetka, custom cabinetry kitchen and bath designs

 

Commercial

1412 North Halsted Street; Chicago, office, 4,800 sf rehab

Gral. Mendiburu; Lima, Peru, three story retail & office space renovation & addition

1462 North Milwaukee; Chicago, coffee shop - the Worm Hole, 1,500 sf interior build-out

1725 North Damen Avenue; Chicago, clothing store, 1,500 sf interior build-out

1123 & 1131 West Armitage; Chicago, building façade design consulting new construction

1178-1180 Lee Street; Des Plains, strip mall interior sub-divide unit

1448 North Western Avenue; Chicago, realtor office, 1,200 sf interior build-out

1725 West Division Street; Chicago; tavern rehab + addition

 

Residential – Structural forensics, water infiltration, and code reviews

Lincoln Park; Chicago, single family residence, 3,200 sf water infiltration and structural forensic repair

Lake View; Chicago, single family residence, 4,200 sf water infiltration repair of masonry

1144 West Schubert, two story + coach house unit building code report

1530-36 West Cornelia; Chicago, twelve unit condominium construction review

1845 North New England; Chicago, foundation repair

6526 & 6530 & 6566 West Irving Park Rd; Chicago, High-rise façade review – short form

 

The Work of Christopher B. Collins as independent contractor or employed by others - abridged

LeVaughn + Associates; 2016-present

Residential

2700 North Lakeview Ave; Chicago, 3-unit multifamily 18,500 sf concrete masonry rehab

1337 West Henderson; Chicago, single family residence, 11,000 sf renovation & addition

1643 North Paulina Street; Chicago, single family residence, 7,700 sf new masonry veneer

209 East Lake Shore Drive Unit#4E; Chicago, condominium residence, 6,400 sf rehab

1825 North Mohawk Street; Chicago, single family residence, 6,200 sf rehab masonry

1839 North Burling St., single family residence 5,600 sf interior rehab + add + decks

1260 North Astor Street; Chicago, condominium residence rehab 4,800 sf

538 West Deming Place; Chicago, single family residence 4,400 sf masonry rehab

558 West Belden Avenue; Chicago, single family residence rehab + add., 3,450 sf masonry

1501 North State Parkway; Unit#18B; Chicago, condominium residence, 2,900 sf rehab

5543 North Glenwood Avenue; Chicago, single family kitchen and master bath renovation

 

INTERFORM; 2018-present

Commercial

5445 Ridge Avenue; Cincinnati; dispensary, 5,400 sf new masonry & steel w/ INTERFORM

Franklin, MA, medical marijuana dispensary, 4,100 sf new masonry w/ INTERFORM

635 North Western Avenue; Chicago, Pet Boarding, 3,000 sf masonry rehab w/ INTERFORM

 

Environs Development, Inc., Senior Project Architect; 2014-2016

Residential

1924 North Orchard Street; Chicago, single family residence, 10,060 sf new masonry

1944 North Howe Street; Chicago, single family residence, 9,580 sf new masonry

2143 North Kenmore Avenue; Chicago single family residence, sf new masonry

2133 North Kenmore Avenue; Chicago single family residence, 9,400 sf new masonry

2129 North Kenmore Avenue; Chicago single family residence new masonry

2031 North Seminary Avenue; Chicago, single family residence, 9,000 sf new masonry

2018 North Kenmore Avenue; Chicago, single family residence, 8,840 sf new masonry

1874 North Orchard Street; Chicago, single family residence, 8,600 sf new masonry

1870 North Orchard Street; Chicago, single family residence new masonry

1924 North Burling Street; Chicago, single family residence, 7,400 sf new masonry

2120 North Dayton Street; Chicago, single family residence, 5,200 sf new masonry

2042 North Dayton Street; Chicago, single family residence new masonry

1743 North Cleveland Avenue; Chicago, single family residence new masonry

2742 North Lincoln Avenue; Chicago, multi-family & commercial, 8,000 sf new masonry

1815 North Howe Street; Chicago, multi-family residence, 22,100 sf new masonry

 

 

 The Work of Christopher B. Collins as Construction Project Manager

Hewitt Horn Incorporated; Construction Project Manager; 2005-2007

 

1364 North Dearborn Parkway; Chicago, single family residence, 14,750 sf, new masonry