Christopher Gordon





Bachelor of Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University



Architect Licensed to Practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia



  • American Institute of Architects
  • Urban Land Institute
  • NAIOP Northern Virginia
  • International Code Council (ICC)
  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
  • Leadership Arlington



Columbia Hills

2019 ULI Washington, Real Estate Tends Award, Excellence in Affordable Housing

The Springs Residences

2017 DESIGNArlington Award of Merit for New Construction

2017 AIA Northern Virginia Award of Merit

2017 Viridiant Multifamily New Construction Project of the Year

3100 Clarendon Boulevard

2017 NAIOP Northern Virginia; Building Capital Improvement

2016 AIA Northern Virginia; Jurors’ Citation

Arlington Mill Residences

2015 ULI Washington Trends; Excellence in Housing Development

2015 EarthCraft Virginia Award; Multifamily New Construction Project of the Year

2014 Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference; Best Housing Development in Virginia

1730 Pennsylvania Avenue

2012 AIA Chicago Devine Detail Award

National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation 

2012 Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence Pace Setters Award

2012 Bronze Brick in Architecture Award

2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard

2010 IIDA Special Merit Award

2009 Peerless Rockville Honors “Green” Design + Construction

2009 NAIOP DC|MD Award of Excellence Best Suburban Office

2009 NAIOP DC|MD Award of Excellence Best Green Building

2008 Illumination Awards

The Tower Building

2003 NAIOP DC|MD Award of Excellence

2002 TOBY Award

REHAU North American Headquarters

2003 NAIOP Northern Virginia Award of Excellence

2002 AIA Virginia Award of Excellence


“From Assistive Technology to Smart Homes and Senior Housing Design Conference” for George Mason University School of Business


“Exterior Envelope Design in an Occupied Building” for AIA Virginia


Christopher has more than 30 years of experience in all facets of architecture for a variety of project types. His firsthand experience extends from urban mixed-use developments that include multifamily, office, hospitality, retail and structured parking to secured corporate facilities in both base building and interiors. A founding principal of KGD Architecture and an active Principal-in-Charge for a variety of projects, he has the ability to envision large, urban developments as well as detailed spaces through all phases of design and construction.

Mr. Gordon has served as Principal-in-Charge for award-winning projects including the renovation of 3100 Clarendon Boulevard, an iconic office tower in the heart of Clarendon, and The Springs, an affordable housing complex in Ballston. Other award-winning projects include Arlington Mill Residences, Modera Tempo Residences, 1730 Pennsylvania Avenue, REHAU North American Headquarters and the LEED® Platinum 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard office building. A number of projects comprising more than 1,000 residential units currently in design or under construction include The Trove, Columbia Hills and Gilliam Place, all in Arlington, and Queens Court in Rosslyn.

Actively involved in professional and civic organizations, Chris is a member of the International Code Council, Urban Land Institute, NAIOP Arlington County Government Relations Subcommittee and Leadership Arlington. In addition, Chris has championed regional housing affordability in design as a personal and professional interest through projects, speaking engagements and KGD advocacy. He also is active in architectural education through design juries at local university schools of architecture and interior design and mentoring programs with DC and Arlington County public school students.

Chris graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a degree in Architecture. He is licensed to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia.

“One of the greatest rewards for practicing architecture beyond the creation of beautiful new objects is working with wonderful, passionate people committed to creating that outcome”

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