Christopher Budd

Christopher Budd


“I made the very best decision in coming to STUDIOS—and I’ve never doubted it. Every voice is heard and valued in this environment of constant innovation.”

Christopher can be found out front -ahead of the curve, showing what’s possible even when others say it can’t be done. He has had a life-long passion for adaptive environments that are resilient and responsive to both incremental and transformational change. With a strong grasp of analytics, he helped pioneer the notion of workplace strategy before most people knew what it was. Christopher’s background in social science, engineering, and design equips him to envision innovation on a sweeping, holistic scale and facilitate its execution. He has unique experience in large scale, high security projects most notably includes the 4.5 million sf renovation of the Pentagon. By totally rethinking the building’s infrastructure, Christopher developed a new concept that allows for immediate radical redesign and organization in response to world events and changes in administration. This solution, like so many others Christopher has devised, has resulted in extreme waste reduction, near zero cost of ongoing modification, reduced labor costs, abbreviated construction schedules, and maximum user control.

In 1989, Christopher joined STUDIOS with a focus on planning, product design and environmental research. After receiving his MS in Environmental Analysis from Cornell University, he helped establish STUDIOS Consulting Services, a research-based resource for workplace and institutional strategies. He continues to develop ethnographic and survey-based tools to evaluate the impact of an organization’s talent, processes, and physical environment on their business and ability to achieve their mission. Christopher’s approach to flexible infrastructures merges construction, engineering, design and planning concepts to generate the highest possible value for STUDIOS’ clients.


Cornell University

Master of Science, Environmental Analysis

University of Kansas

Bachelor of Fine Arts


American Institute of Architects (AIA)

GSA Total Workplace Partner




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