Columbia, SC – Monday, September 21, 2020 – CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private market sector clients for more than 45 years, is expanding their K-12 Practice along the East Coast with additional focused efforts throughout the Southeastern United States. As the firm continues to be in a growth mode, Principal Architect, Chris Colby, AIA, LEED AP, is positioned to assist with business development efforts from Columbia, South Carolina alongside leaders in North Carolina and Georgia.
Colby has been serving as the managing Principal of CPL’s office in Newburgh, New York, where he is responsible for leading team members and K-12 work throughout the Hudson Valley region. His additional leadership in the Southeast reflects the firm’s strong commitment to positively impact education through smart design, strategically along the East Coast.
“The expansion in the Southeast is a catalyst for a storied future for CPL,” explained Colby. “As I continue my work in the Hudson Valley, I am also eager to further expand our K-12 Practice, while remaining focused on client and community engagement.”
Colby emphasized that as the firm’s K-12 team continues to experience growth throughout New York State, they look forward to capitalizing on that success and further expanding along the coast.
“I’m excited to help us grow along the East Coast, effectively bridging our Northern and Southern offices,” Colby said.
A true advocate for new ideas and innovation, Colby’s passion for K-12 design has always been a key driver in his efforts to outfit students with creative spaces for learning and development. For nearly 20 years, he has continually refined his work to reflect the latest trends in designing flexible spaces for individualized learning. He intends to apply this same approach towards future projects in New York, South Carolina and beyond.
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 19 cities across five states. CPL specializes in the Community, Healthcare, Higher Education, K-12 Education and Transportation – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients.