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Chris Robinson, NCARB

Published August 25, 2022

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Adjunct Instructor
Department of Interior Architecture and Design




Chris Robinson, NCARB is a Registered Architect in Florida and Vice-president of Workshop 131, Inc. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University (1998) where he participated in the Rural Studio and the Memphis Center for Architecture programs. Both of these experiences were pivotal influences that continue to shape his approach to the profession today. Chris is a Florida native, a graduate of Leon High School (1992), and has spent much of his life in Tallahassee, Florida.

His professional experience is comprised of both commercial and residential work. Early in his career, he worked on a variety of retail and corporate projects including regional shopping centers, high-rise office buildings, and tenant improvements in Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire.

He has contributed to the development of pattern books, master planning, design review, and compliance inspections in many of the new urbanist communities in North Florida and South Carolina. His experience also includes the traditional roles of design and project management for retail, assembly spaces, and residential projects within these communities. In Florida, these include WaterColor, WaterSound, Saint George Island, SouthWood, and SummerCamp. While working in South Carolina, Chris’s efforts included projects in Historic Downtown Beaufort and Charleston, I’on Village, Distant Island, and Habersham. Prior to joining Workshop 131, a majority of his work since returning to Tallahassee in 2004 has been focused on K-12, higher education, and redevelopment projects.

Teaching Area

Construction Documents


Bachelor of Architecture, Auburn University, College of Architecture, Design, & Construction, 1998

Select Scholarly Creative Works and Awards

  • 2018 American Society of Interior Designers – Florida North Chapter – First Place, Corporate Space Category
    Early Learning Coalition Tenant Alterations. Workshop 131, Inc. Architect of Record.
  • 2018 American Society of Interior Designers – Florida North Chapter – Honorable Mention, Hospitality Category
    Governors Club Outdoor Patio. Workshop 131, Inc. Architect of Record.
  • 2016 American Society of Interior Designers – Florida North Chapter – Second Place, Residential Kitchen
    Chatsworth Way Residence. Workshop 131, Inc. Architect of Record.
  • 2011 American Planning Association – Florida Chapter, Merit Award – Grassroots Initiative.
    Midtown Placemaking Action Plan, Midtown Working Group.
  • 2010 Architect Magazine G-List, Top Green Buildings since 1980.
    Supershed and Pods, Newbern Alabama. The Rural Studio, Thesis Project.
  • 2009 Unbuilt Project Award, American Institute of Architects Northwest Florida Chapter.
    Cade Exhibit Center. Gainesville, Florida. DAG Architects, Inc, Project Manager.
  • 2009 Federal Transportation Enhancement Grant.
    Sidewalk Improvements. Tallahassee, Florida. Midtown Neighborhood Association, Co-applicant.
  • 2009 Residential Architect Design Award, Multifamily Merit Award.
    Morris Square. Charleston, South Carolina. Allison Ramsey Architects, Inc., Designer.
  • 2007 American Society of Interior Designers – Florida North Chapter – First Place, Residential Bathroom.
    Meridian Hills Residence. Workshop 131, Inc., Designer.
  • 2001 Georgia ACI Award of Excellence, Architectural Paving Category.
    Discover Mills. Gwinnett County, Georgia. MSTSD, Inc., Designer & Project Manager
  • 2000 Georgia Chapter of the Association of Builders and Contractors Award of Merit.
    Parkside Terrace East, Alpharetta, Georgia. MSTSD, Inc., Designer