Chris graduated from the University of Kansas in 1993. He worked in Colorado until 1994 when he returned to Springfield, MO to marry his high school sweetheart and went to work with his father. Chris took over the firm in 1999. Jack Ball Architects specializes in regional K-12 education, but also has an emphasis on historic preservation/adaptive reuse, small commercial, and high end residential.
Chris has been very active in the AIA at the local, State and National level since graduation, and participates on the advisory board for both the Drury University Hammon's School of Architecture as well as the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Art and Design.
Chris has two daughters, neither of whom want to be an Architect, and when he's not carting them around the country to show horses, he enjoys spending time outside running, biking and swimming.