Dennis Christianson | Contract Senior Project Architect
Christianson Design Research (CDR) of Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada
“My long-term interest has always been in the design and implementation of large scale projects in an urban setting.”
Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and graduating with a BA in Arts and Sciences from the University of Alberta in 1965. After graduating from the University of British Columbia in Architecture in 1970, he went on to pursue a masters degree in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and graduated in 1974. Dennis is a registered architect in Alberta, British Columbia, and Washington State. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of Architects.
Dennis has worked on a wide-range of projects throughout his career. He has a long portfolio of higher education projects. Dennis has worked with educational clients to research and develop new college and university campuses, including relocation planning. He works closely with the client during strategic planning and
provides in-depth programming to gather all stakeholders’ needs and desires into his design strategies.
Dennis’ passion for architecture and more specifically urban design, is performing all the research before
a project really “takes off”, including meeting with and talking to community groups, local businesses,
grassroots organizations and all other interested stakeholders who all have their own needs and desires.
Dennis Glynn AIA, NCARB | Contract Senior Project Architect
Dennis Glynn Architects, Inc. (DGA) of Honolulu, Hawaii
“Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup,
but the tea.” – Yoshio Taniguchi
Born and raised in the Pacific NW, Dennis attended WSU for pre‐med, changing his major to Architecture after exposure to the program. He spent time in London with his Architectural History class and visited architectural landmarks in England and Europe. He received his Bachelor of Architecture in 1980, attending commencement wearing a mask to protect against volcanic ash from the newly‐erupted Mt. St. Helens.
After graduation, Dennis returned to Seattle and worked for various Architectural firms. In 1984 he relocated to Honolulu, Hawaii in to represent a Seattle firm after extensive travel throughout Southeast Asia. After working with both large and small firms in Honolulu, he formed Dennis Glynn Architects, Inc. in 2000. He worked on a variety of residential and commercial projects, winning an award for a seaside residential remodel. He is a licensed architect in Hawaii and Washington and is working on obtaining LEED AP certification.