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Christopher Grech

Associate Professor
School of Architecture and Planning
Catholic University of America
United States of America


Christopher Grech is an Associate Professor at The Catholic University of America’s School of Architecture and Planning. Professor Grech also serves as the director the Center for Building Stewardship. Grech completed his architectural studies at Liverpool University’s School of Architecture gaining B.A. (Hons) and B.Arch (Hons) degrees. He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and has practiced at some of the UK’s leading architectural and engineering practices such as Norman Foster & Partners, WilkinsonEyre Architects, Arup Associates and Whitby Bird and Partners. Grech also has extensive teaching experience at The University of Michigan and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte as well as Oxford Brookes University in UK. Grech’s expertise lies in Construction Technology; he has co-authored two books on the subject: The Building Envelope and Connections. Both these books have been translated into German, Italian and Japanese and have won publishing awards. He has also edited “The Multilingual Dictionary of Architecture and Building Terms” and “Future Office: Design, Practice and Applied Research”. Grech was moderator of AIA DC’s 2030 Challenge Training Program in 2011 and 2012 and has served on the Education Coordinating Committee, Board of Direction, Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC). From 2011 to 2013 Grech, together with faculty from the CUArch, Georgetown University and American University, headed up Harvest Home Team Capitol DC’s entry to the Department of Energy 2013 Solar Decathlon which finished in seventh place.

Research Interest

Construction Technology.

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