Chris Torres is a landscape urbanist with 7 years of experience creating urban landscapes in local and international contexts. He brings a strong research background to projects ranging from urban and ecological systems to site specific interventions. His experience utilizing emerging technologies in landscape architecture, urbanism, and public art creates engaging and memorable contemporary environments.
Prior to co-founding Superjacent, Chris was an Associate at Rios Clementi Hale Studios, where he held key roles in many large scale projects. He was a consultant for Walt Disney Imagineering, SOM and the public art program at LA METRO. He was a visiting researcher of urban design at QUT in Australia, graduate instructor of Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Planning and Geography at UC Berkeley, and creative director of the GROUND UP Journal. He is actively involved in research through Proyecto MegaAgua, which identifies water assets and develops innovative technologies to allow for increased potable water availability in the global market.
LEADERSHIP / TEACHING
Lecturer. USC School of Architecture
Professional Design Committee for the Great Streets Initiative for Mayor Eric Garcetti
Board of directors for the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design.
UC Berkeley, Master of Landscape Architecture
Columbia University GSAPP, New York- Paris Program
Loyola Marymount University, B.A. in Urban Studies
SELECTED PREVIOUS PROJECTS
(With Rios Clementi Hale Studios)
Pershing Square Renew Competition, Los Angeles, CA
Altasea, Campus Masterplan, San Pedro, CA
Sea Barge Park, San Pedro, CA
Palm Springs Museum Masterplan, Palm Springs, CA
Greek Theater Renovation, Los Angeles, CA
Columbia Square Campus, Hollywood, CA
4th and Arizona Competition, Santa Monica, CA
Shriners Hospital For Children, Pasadena, CA
Grand Park Playground, Los Angeles, CA
Crossroads of the World, Hollywood, CA
(with Disney Imagineering)
Shanghai Disneyland, Tomorrowland, Shanghai, China