Christopher Guerra, RA




Chris became a New York State registered architect in 1988. In 1982, he graduated from Pratt Institute School of Architecture and Planning in New York City with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, and joined HHL Architects in 1990. 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 into education 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, and also earned a Merit Award from the Philadelphia Urban Planning Competition for his work on Market Street Terminus at Penn’s Landing.

285 Delaware Office Building
Buffalo, NY

Artspace Patchogue Lofts
Patchogue, NY

Erie Community College Burt P. Flickinger Athletic Center
Buffalo, NY

Lancaster Presbyterian Church Renovations & Expansion
Lancaster, NY

Center for Inquiry Expansion & Renovation
Amherst, NY