Christopher Thompson Promotion – Project Manager
Christopher Thompson spent the first 14 years of his career as a contractor, but always had an interest to learn about architecture. Christopher eventually decided to take a course in architecture to put his interest to the test. What he discovered was that he was much more than interested, he was hooked! From there Christopher jumped in with both feet and went on to earn an AS in Architectural Technology from Salt Lake Community College, and a BS in Urban Ecology and a Master’s in Architecture from the University of Utah. No small achievement from a father of eight!
His love of all things architecture led him to Curtis Miner Architecture, where he began his career as a draftsman and was recently promoted to Project Manager. In his new role Christopher spends much of his time assisting principals with developing clients’ project visions and then coordinating responsibilities with clients and the design team to make those visions a reality. Now responsible for several projects at one time, Christopher finds that flexibility is a critical skill. “Things come up and you have to be able to adapt. You may not have the answers initially, but you must be willing to find them. I’m always learning,” he reflects.
Christopher finds that the technical skills he learned early in his career provide a solid foundation for project management. When asked what is the best career advice he’s received, Christopher responded, “I have received a lot of great advice, but one that I think has been the most valuable is how important it is to keep the lines of communication open by responding to requests quickly.” It’s no surprise then that Christopher’s service-oriented work ethic is why he was a recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi Medal of Honor. “Before taking the leap to become an architect, it was difficult to capture the vision of what a great career could be, but now I love what I do. I love architecture!” he stated.