Principal / Architect
Bachelor of Architecture, Drexel University, 1996
An innovative architect with more than 25 years of experience in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects, Christopher Luce carries with him an extensive background in the industry. Prior to founding Luce Architects in 2003, he worked with along side various architects in the Philadelphia area creating spaces for people to work, live and play.
Christopher has been involved in construction most of his working life. Early on in his career, he worked 5 years for a national builder giving him the knowledge and appreciation of the techniques, procedures and artisans involved throughout the entire construction process.
Christopher has traveled abroad studying Gothic, Baroque, Rococo, Romanesque, Renaissance and Alpine architectural styles in Germany and Austria.
Christopher’s interests include painting, gardening and skiing.
When I’m not working I’m…
Working some more! Most often in the garden or some other project of mine. I’ve been told I can’t sit still.
What separates me from the competition…
Diversity and talent. Our firm is engaged in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects covering every sector of the industry. Award winning design, understanding of construction practices and building codes ensures our ability to exceed our client’s expectations. Also, I listen to the client in lieu of trying to impose my will over their wishes.
Most people don’t know I…
Purposely set the start date for Luce Architects on April Fools Day. That date not only reflected my sense of humor but it also served as a reminder. “Don’t be the Fool.” I’ve worked for many people that displayed their own strengths and weaknesses. They weren’t all bad but I’ve worked for a lot of fools. The fools always found a way to dismantle what they’ve created in some of the most careless and fruitless ways.
The best advice I was ever given…
Some of the best lessons learned are the ones not taught.
My friends would tell you I…
I enjoy spending time with family and I am always willing to lend an ear.