Kris is design oriented and excels in parametric design, advanced modeling techniques, and scripting. In 2008, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Kent State University and in 2010, he earned his Professional Master of Architecture from SCI-Arc (graduated with distinction). He taught the Research and Design Workshops at Texas Tech University from 2011-2012 and at UCLA in 2011. Additionally, he was a guest juror at the UCLA Rumble in 2012. Kris is Co-founder of a young adults group at Centenary UMC and volunteers at Union Rescue Mission in Skid Row Los Angeles.