Principal architect, Christine Ward Morr, began her career in the arts while restoring old mansions and homes in the Avenues Historic District of Salt Lake City on the side. She found her true calling as an architect when as the director of the Ogden Arts Commission, she helped to create a master plan to restore and revitalize Ogden's Historic 25th Street. Inspired to be a more active participant in the creation and protection of our environment, she went on to obtain her Master of Architecture degree in 1996.
She focused her career on Park City and the Wasatch back, designing custom mountain homes, historically sensitive new homes and commercial projects, and the restoration and renovation of existing historic properties in both Park city and Salt Lake City until 2001.
As a lifelong outdoors and environmental enthusiast, she felt a personal need to broaden her canvas to include breathtakingly beautiful, historically significant, and environmentally sensitive central and southern Utah as well. She sharpened her focus, not just on the preservation of our history, but on the sustainability and protection of all of our environment as well; launching an active design practice based on the use and reuse of natural, renewable, and sustainable materials and design principles, as well as solar, passive solar, wind, and geothermal energy sources.
Whether designing an off the grid resort outside of a national park, implementing passive or alternate methods of energy and green building materials in homes, or certifying the Energy Star rating and efficiency of a downtown office building or medical center, she has been a true advocate and leader in energy efficient and sustainable design for over a decade.