CHRISTOPHER L. BONEY, AIA, LEED AP
Board Member | Vice President | Office Leader
As Wilmington Office Leader, Chris is interested in creating exceptional places which encourage civic interaction, and has focused his efforts as an advocate of downtown revitalization. Chris is currently serving Chair of Wilmington Chamber of Commerce for 2015, leading the “Cape Fear Future – Quality of Life” effort which focuses on restoring downtown as a business-friendly destination. Boney is a former chairman of the Wilmington Planning Commission, and assisted in the rewriting of the Central Business District zoning ordinance. Chris has overseen Historic District growth as an appointee to the Historic Preservation Commission.
Chris joined LS3P in 1994 after receiving his undergraduate degree in Architecture from the College of Design at North Carolina State University. He received his Master of Architecture degree with honors from the University of Virginia in 1997, where he was elected student graduation speaker for the UVA College of Architecture by his peers. With a particular focus on healthcare design and placemaking, Chris works with a wide variety of clients to create designs which evoke the spirit of place, but with a modern sensibility. His work has been recognized in recent years with both AIA NC Design Awards and Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Awards, given for exceptional design and commitment to sustainable building practices.
Chris is active in both professional and community service, having completed terms as President of the Wilmington Section of AIA North Carolina, the Board of Directors for AIA North Carolina, and National Advisor to the AIA Young Architects Forum. He has participated on the Cape Fear Future Executive Team, the UNCW Board of Visitors, the Wilmington Children’s Museum Board, the Thalian Hall Board, the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Endowment Board, and the Wells Fargo Advisory Board.
A Deacon at First Presbyterian Church, Chris is a father of three, and enjoys playing tennis and spending time on the family’s boat.