Chris Birkenmaier


Associate Principal




Kansas City


P 816.581.4029

Justice projects require significant understanding in space planning, security, and safety for inmates, staff, and visitors. Chris has more than 20 years of experience in architecture, with the last 15 years entirely focused on justice projects, which includes jails, police stations, and justice centers. 

Get to know Chris

What is your favorite building/landmark and why?

Western Auto Building in KC. The way the form of the building follows the limiting property boundaries, which could have been a negative, but rather celebrated.

What is an odd talent you have?

Whistling loudly.

Waht do you like to do outside of work?

Playing golf and wrenching on vehicles.