Christopher Guerra, RA




With more than 30 years of design experience, Chris is a New York State registered architect. In 1982, Chris graduated from Pratt Institute School of Architecture and Planning in New York City with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

Chris joined HHL Architects in 1990, with a proven track record of providing executive-level strategy. Possessing design intuition that is sensitive to existing structures and contextual appropriateness, Chris was the lead designer on the addition to the Center for Inquiry, an urban office building at 285 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, and the Erie Community College Burt P. Flickinger Athletic Center, initially designed and constructed for the 1998 World University Games. His talent extends to the education market with projects such as Canisius High School and the University at Buffalo Student Services Center. In addition to his design expertise, Chris has been an instructor for the University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning, and for Pratt Institute.

Chris is active in the Buffalo community, serving on boards such as the Preservation League of New York State, New York State Council on the Arts, Downtown (Buffalo) Neighborhood Development, and the Buffalo Preservation Board. Chris was recognized by the Buffalo Urban Core International Design Competition with a Merit Award. He also earned a Merit Award from the Philadelphia Urban Planning Competition for his work on Market Street Terminus at Penn’s Landing.

285 Delaware Ave. Office Building
Buffalo, NY

Artspace Patchogue Lofts
Patchogue, NY

ECC Flickinger Athletic Center
Buffalo, NY

Lancaster Presbyterian Church Addition
Lancaster, NY

The Center for Inquiry Renovation & Addition
Amherst, NY