DLR Group Houston adds project manager Chris Royster, AIA
The new DLR Group Houston office is adding project staff. Chris Royster, AIA, joins the firm as Project Manager and Senior Associate. In this role, he will manage the design and delivery of commercial and developer-led projects. Current clients include a confidential Fortune 500 financial institution, CA Technologies, Aviation Technical Services, and the Houston Independent School District.
Over the last 20 years, Royster has become an expert in large-scale commercial real estate projects. His project approach incorporates integrated design methods that include systematic, comprehensive studies on the environment, building materials, and human interaction within the planned development. He is proficient at quickly producing concepts for master planning and feasibility studies, as well as translating these concepts into fruition.
“Chris’ strong background in commercial real estate design and his ability to take a holistic, integrated design approach to projects is valuable to our clients and the entire Houston Workplace Studio. He has a talent for bringing unique ideas to the table that solve complex constructability issues,” said DLR Group Principal and Houston Workplace Leader Filo Castore, AIA. “This approach results in more responsive projects – responsive to client needs and the surrounding site. Chris’ track record of building successful relationships with developers is going to be a great asset to our growing Houston office.”
Royster has designed and master planned more than 1.6 million square feet of commercial and corporate office space over seven campuses. He is involved in several professional organizations including, the American Institute of Architects Houston Chapter, the Rice Design Alliance, and the Association of Commercial Real Estate Professionals.
About DLR Group
Founded as an architecture and engineering firm, DLR Group celebrates 50 years in 2016.
DLR Group serves clients through the integrated delivery of planning, architecture, engineering, interiors, and building optimization for new construction, renovation, and adaptive reuse. Core areas of design expertise include Civic, Courts, Detention, Energy Services, Healthcare, Higher Education, Hospitality, K-12 Education, Retail, Sports, and Workplace. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge, and is an initial signatory to the China Accord and the AIA 2030 Commitment. Visit dlrgroup.com and follow us at Twitter and LinkedIn.