Christopher O'Hara, PE, SECB

Founding Principal


Chris' passion is architecture.  He particularly enjoys working on building's that incorporate the structure and skin into the holistic design of the building.  The nature of our studio affords him the opportunity to move freely between seemingly impossible structural challenges to highly appropriate and sustainable design, often in the same day.  He says, "I particularly enjoy the wide variety of projects we are exposed to that we can help realize the architectural vision with the team."


Pretty much all of Chris' time away from design is spent with his family.  Two young boys create a packed schedule of activities.   Lucky for him, skiing  is one of their favorites and it's why Chris moved to Colorado.


Favorite projects:  Denver Botanic Gardens Science Pyramid, Cineteca Nacional, Dubai Stadium and Marquez Hall


Studio NYL | Structural Engineers | Facade Designers

Boulder | Denver | Colorado Springs | Boston | Minneapolis





celebrating our 15th anniversary