Chris Fischer
Design Leader

Joined BWBR in 2010

Chris is a design leader and senior project architect who holds master’s degrees in both architecture and biology. Seeing design in both its technical and aesthetic forms, he explores the operations of buildings to find unique solutions that can enhance operations and make sustainable goals a priority target. His work spans from corporate office environments to health care and research facilities, including work for global corporations.

“I have often been asked how I made the switch to architecture from biology. Architecture and the biological sciences are actually quite similar. Biological systems require organisms to go through a rigorous selection process, and those that adapt and evolve, survive and flourish in their environments. Great buildings require a similar rigor in their design: beauty and composition will only be affective if it is utilized to reinforce building function and response to environment. My goal is to make beautiful buildings that are biologically sensitive.”


Gustavus Adolphus College
Anderson Hall Renovation
Gustavus Adolphus College
Anderson Hall, Bonnier Multifaith Center
University of Minnesota
Athletes Village
MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center
Behavioral Health Unit Expansion and Renovation
Polar Semiconductor
Bloomington Semiconductor Fabrication Facility
Campus Expansion
Medical Device Manufacturer
Dry Room Addition and Renovation
Tennant Company
Global Corporate Headquarters Campus Relocation
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Hennepin Skyway Renovation
University of Minnesota
Microbiology Research Facility
Neuroscience Center
Monument Health Custer Hospital
Replacement Critical Access Hospital and Clinic
Tomah Health
Replacement Health and Wellness Campus
Medical Device Company
Research & Development and Manufacturing Facility Expansion
Fortune 500 Company
Research & Development Building
Cornell College
Russell Science Center
R & D Innovation Center
Ochsner Health
Debra H. and Robert J. Patrick Neuroscience Center