Christopher Hall Architects
For more than 25 years, the experts at Christopher Hall Architects have collaborated with clients to design high-quality, custom homes. Respecting the heritage of New England architecture, we create inspired designs for modern day living. Reinterpreting classic architectural forms that function in today’s busy world without sacrificing traditional aesthetics, our projects balance well-respected form with contemporary function. Working closely with clients, Christopher Hall and his team, work from concept through completion, transforming your dream into architectural reality.
Christopher Hall founded his practice in 1990, shortly after completing an apprenticeship that focused primarily on residential homes and additions on Nantucket Island. It was during this apprenticeship that Chris fell in love with residential architecture and the New England shingle style aesthetic. Over the last 30 years, Chris has worked on a wide range of residential projects in Metro West Boston and the coasts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Florida. His life-long passion for design, construction, and craftsmanship continues with the building his own family’s house in Little Compton, Rhode Island. Chris enjoys fly fishing, furniture making, and motorcycling the back roads of New England. He has a bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jonathan Cavanagh began working at Christopher Hall Architects in 2002 and was promoted to partner in 2016. Jonathan’s passion for architecture began at the age of 12 when is grandmother gave him a copy of Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead.” A lifelong pursuant of the arts, his passion for drawing, furniture design, photography, and computer graphics continue to form the foundation of his success as an architect. Travel also plays an important role in Jonathan’s aesthetic values—while earning his Bachelor of Architecture at Roger Williams University, he completed study abroad programs at Wroxton College in Oxfordshire England and the Czech Technical University in Prague. When he’s not designing or sketching something, Jonathan enjoys spending time outdoors, particularly with his Rhodesian Ridgeback companions.
Nicholas Preston is the newest member of Christopher Hall Architects, having joined the team in the spring of 2017. His mastery of residential building information technologies enables our clients to see realistic, state-of-the-art video animations of proposed designs. Nicholas custom builds all of the computers for CHA, tailoring them to the specific needs of the team, and hones his skills as the office barista. Nicholas holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Roger Williams University. Outside of work, he enjoys jogging, cycling, hiking the mountains of New Hampshire, and playing disk golf.