redhouse studio was founded in 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio by Christopher Maurer. Chris is an architect and adjunct professor of architecture at Kent State University.
Chris has lived and worked as an architect in New York City, Anchorage, Firenze, Kigali, and Lilongwe. In New York Chris was project architect for many fine art galleries and award winning high-end, affordable, and low-income housing projects at studioMDA. In Africa Chris served as director for studioMDA and MASS Design Group and designed and built many humanitarian projects for such clients as Madonna, Partners in Health, the UN Millennium Village Project, the Clinton Global Initiative, Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation, and Noella Coursaris.
In academia, Chris is now taking the lessons of humanitarian architecture in the developing world to Kent State University and has begun a program called design for the re/developing world that teams with Malawi Polytechnic University on a yearlong series of design studios to challenge students to broaden their horizons and to use their talents as designers to make positive impact abroad in the developing world and at home the re-developing world
In practice, redhouse engages in all facets of architecture, from research and innovation in low impact material technologies, to design and fabrication, to building commissioning and net-zero retrofits. We split our resources between market rate projects, humanitarian design, and research and education. We work closely with our clients to innovate and design sustainable solutions built for a brighter future for all.