Christine Hunter, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Christine Hunter has practiced architecture for over thirty years with a focus on housing and neighborhood facility design, historic preservation, and sustainability. Since joining Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC (MAP) in 2004, Christine has led the firm’s development of expertise in sustainable design, and in senior and supportive housing. Christine managed several key MAP projects, award-winning developments in the Melrose Commons Urban Renewal Area of the South Bronx, which was certified LEED Silver under the LEED for Neighborhood Development Pilot Program.
Christine recently led the design for HPD’s Build It Back Rebuild Program, for new 1-4 family homes in South Brooklyn, HELP Crotona Senior Housing for LGBT Seniors in the Bronx, and the Livonia Avenue Phase II Initiative, a 280 unit, 4 building development. Two affordable buildings on a former NYCHA site in the Soundview area of the Bronx, and Ruby’s Place, a nine-story, 73-unit supportive residence for mentally-ill adults in Brooklyn, were recently completed, as well as the adaptive re-use of a 4-story vacant townhouse into transitional housing for homeless LGBT youth and young adults in Manhattan’s East Village.
Immediately prior to joining MAP, Ms. Hunter was an Associate with the firm of Beyer Blinder Belle. Among other projects with BBB, she was responsible for all phases of a new research institute for TIAA-CREF in midtown Manhattan comprising a landmark townhouse, three adjacent buildings and a new through-block addition. She also managed a multi-year contract with the New York City School Construction Authority for the $24 million restoration of 8 historic schools, and the development of new agency protocols for historic school restoration.
Ms. Hunter heads up MAP’s education and special needs housing efforts, and is the Co-Chair of the AIANY Chapter’s Design for Aging Committee. She is the author and co-illustrator of Ranches, Rowhouses & Railroad Flats, a formal and historical study of American housing types published in 1999 by W. W. Norton & Co.
Yale College, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Art History
Columbia University, Master of Architecture