Christianna I. Raber, Architect

115 N. 1st Street #310
Richmond, VA 23219

Mobile: 571-232-9841


Licensed Architect in the State of Virginia, #0401015545 (2013 to present)
ICC Residential Plans Examiner (2012-2017)
LEED AP Certification (May 9, 2009-2016) expert (2011-2013)
Advanced French fluency

Software Skills

Expert in AutoCAD 2d & 3d, proficient in Revit, Photoshop, and Microstation


Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, MA. June 2004
SMArch degree, GPA 4.5 / 5.0, 156 semester hours, Graduate Thesis in Design and Computation
Thesis Title: The Story of the HOUSE | Lite System (a study of prefabrication)
Rice University. Houston, TX. June 2000
BArch, BA in Architecture, and BA in French Studies degrees, GPA 3.86 / 4.0, 162 semester hours, Preceptorship Program Renzo Piano Building Workshop Fall 98 & Spring 99
Magna Cum Laude, Presidential Honors 1994-2000
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology. Annandale, VA. June 1994
Governor’s Diploma, GPA 3.8 / 4.0

Professional Experience

Christianna Raber, Architect. Lead Architect. Alexandria, VA. Jul ‘15 - present

  • Provide residential architectural services including complete permit documents, code analysis
  • Write professional articles, blogs on current architectural topics

Crafted Architecture LLC. Architect/Contractor. Alexandria, VA. Mar ‘15 - Jul ‘15

  • Create schematic design plans with 4-6 options for discussion with Client
  • Participated in Client meetings by suggesting options and receiving feedback on proposals

WHA Architects and Planning. Architect/Contractor. Arlington, VA. Oct ‘14 - Dec ‘14

  • Create schematic design documents for 2 multi-family projects and 1 private residence
  • Wrote DC and Arlington Zoning/Building Code Analyses for 2 multi-family projects, 1 private residence

Carnemark Design/Build. Project Architect. Bethesda, MD. Mar ’14 – June ‘14

  • Managed the Revit process on 5-7 private residential projects, provided sustainability input

Fairfax County DPWES. Engineering Technician. Fairfax, VA. May ‘12 – Mar ‘14

  • Review residential building plans at cust* mer walkthrough for structural and code compliance
  • Perform reviews of Expedited Plan Review t* nant layouts for ADA compliance

ForrestPerkins, LLC. Interior Architect, Wash, DC. Feb ‘11 – Oct ‘11

  • Produced and maintained a set of 50 sheets of interior elevations and construction documents for the Morrison Clark Hotel renovation (DC) and ensured ADA compliance
  • Co-managed a team of interns through concept design of the GT Land Hotel, Guangzhou, China

Mancini Duffy Winstanley. Team Leader/Contractor, Alex, VA. Mar ‘10 – Jun ’10

  • Managed a team of 4 people and led the team to meet 2 major deadlines, including completion of construction documents within the timeline and estimated cost
  • Produced a set of 14 full size legal architectural documents for use as evidence in court for the design of the Eilan Residences Condominium Elevations, San Antonio, TX

Atelier Architects. Contractor/Designer, Wash, DC. Oct ‘09 – Feb ’10

  • Detailed, documented, and designed 2 entrance porches, stairs and canopies as well as 2-3 alternates for the Wayne Place DC Government Transitional Housing Project in Southeast, DC
  • Studied and detailed 3 window systems for the DC Public Libraries energy comparison

Leo A Daly, Inc. Architectural Designer, Wash, DC. Feb ‘09 – Sep ’09

  • Expertly researched and developed detailed 4 overall building sections for the Fort Meade South Utility Plant (NSA) with the Army Corps of Engineers user program
  • Developed a narrative to describe future LEED compliance, a task typical of higher level employees

Cooper Carry, Inc. Intern Architect, Alex, VA. Mar ‘06 – Aug ’08

  • Completed document sets for 4 major hotel projects including Dulles Sheraton, Westin Raleigh, Ridgewood SHS, and Houston RCS
  • Managed construction administration on time/budget for the Ridgewood SHS over 6 months, completed 6 sheets of detail work typical of more experienced employees


AIA DC Chapter to feature last 2000-2010 award winners
AIA Northern Virginia Kitten Herlong Memorial Design Award 2001, for to Raber Shed Project
Texas Architectural Foundation O’Neil Ford Traveling Fellowship 1999, for study in Prague
Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts 1998, given to exemplary student in the Arts, Rice University
AIA School Medal 1998, given to exemplary student of Architecture, Rice University
Honorary AIA Tau Sigma Delta Inductee 1998, honorary Architectural Society
M.N. Davidson Fellowship 1998, given to exemplary student of Architecture, Rice University
William Ward Watkins’ Award Honorable Mention 1998, given to exemplary student of Architecture, Rice
NROTC Scholarship 1994-1995 & Jesse Jones Award of Merit 1995, Navy recognitions


PHP Roofing Blog. Including “Urban Heat Island Effect”, “Blue vs Green Roofs.” 2017
Massachusetts of Technology, Master’s of Science Thesis. HOUSE l i t e: The True Story of Fred and Betty. Christianna I. Raber. Spring 2004.
AIA/DC: Notes from the Field: A Shed in the Landscape. Christianna I. Raber. Dec 4, 2001
Texas Society of Architects. O’Neil Ford Traveling Fellowship: Turn of the Century Architecture in Prague. Christianna I. Raber. Summer 2000
Featured in:
Washington Post. Eye on Design: Tangled in Garden Gear: SHED IT. By Patsy Rogers. May 24, 2001

Community Activities

Habitat for Humanity Richmond Volunteer 2017
Maymont Gardening Volunteer Summer 2017
Virginia Museum Fine Arts Richmond Member 2017
American Health Association CPR Certification - 2015 to 2017
INOVA Mount Vernon Hospital and PT Clinic Volunteer - 2015 to 2016
AIA Mentoring & ASA Soccer Coach Fall 2013
FHYAA Girls 8-9 Basketball Head Coach, Winter 2000 and 2009, Champion Team 2009
WAF, Architecture in the Schools Teaching Program, 2007
MIT TA, Level II Graduate Design Studio, Spring 2003, Intro Sculpture, Fall 2002