Chris E Brasier


Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mr. Brasier currently serves as a Vice President and Principal of a fifty-eight person architectural/planning practice. He has responsibility for multiple aspects of firm management as well as project management responsibilities for diverse range of project types. Current clients include Duke University, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority, State of North Carolina, Durham Academy, Triangle Transit Authority and several constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina System.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 052 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5174
  • Email Address:


  • M.B.A. Duke University, 1991

Research Interests

Architectural design

Courses Taught

  • CEE 311: Architectural Engineering I
  • CEE 411: Architectural Engineering II
  • CEE 492: Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Additional Information

Honors and Awards

  • Registered Architect in North Carolina , Maryland and New York
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards - Certified
  • North Carolina Office of State Construction Citation toThe Freelon Group for “Professional Service Excellence”
  • American Institute of Architects
    • NCAIA 2000 Firm of the Year Award
    • NCAIA Honor and Merit Awards , Hill Center , RDU Parking Structure , NCCU BBRI
    • South Atlantic Region Honor Award, 1991 , 2003
    • Charlottesville - Albermarle Airport Terminal Design
    • NCCU Biomedical Biotechnology Research Institute
  • Isosoles Award
    • RDU Airport Terminal C, RDU Parking Structure
  • Architectural Record: June 1989, RDU Terminal C, American Airlines Hub Facility

Professional and Service Activities

  • American Institute of Architects
    • N.C. Architecture Magazine - Advisory Board since 1997, Current Chair
    • Leadership AIA Delegate – 1996
    • President - Durham Chapel Hill Section 1991
    • Board Member - AIA North Carolina 1991
  • Society for Marketing Professional Services, Member
  • Durham Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Durham Graduate
  • North Carolina State University, Lecturer and Guest Critic 1992 – Present
  • Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
    • Executive Committee, First Year Student Project
    • Advisor, 1996, 1997
    • Mock Interviews 1994, 1995
    • Society of College and University Planners