Christopher Calott, AIA is an award-winning architect, urban designer, academic and real estate developer.  He is the Lalanne Chair in Real Estate Development, Architecture & Urbanism at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Faculty Director of a new Master of Real Estate Development + Design Program which he founded in 2018.  Prior to Berkeley, Calott was the Director of the Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development Program at Tulane University, where he developed a curriculum in “regenerative development”, working in post-Katrina New Orleans, and throughout the United States.  Additionally, he has pursued significant research in the areas of urban design, affordable housing, informal settlements and urban sustainability through community-based projects and published investigations tied to teaching appointments at numerous Universities throughout the United States, Mexico and Latin America.  Previously his two firms CALOTT + GIFFORD Architecture / Urban Design and the real estate development firm INFILL SOLUTIONS: Innovative Urban Design and Development, based in Albuquerque, NM, worked together to create innovative mixed-use housing, dense infill developments, affordable housing, and vibrant public spaces in cities throughout the Southwest. His current professional practice engages real estate developers and municipal agencies working on large redevelopment projects in the Bay Area which seek sustainable urban design solutions and more socially equitable outcomes to housing and community development projects.  Calott holds a Bachelor of Arts, Honors, in Urban Theory and Design from Brown University, he received his Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University, and was awarded a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in 2011-12.

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