Christopher E. McClure, AIA, CSI, CCS, SCIP is licensed to practice architecture in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, and the District of Columbia. In addition, Mr. McClure holds a current NCARB Certificate, which enables him to be admitted to practice, after application, in other jurisdictions in North America.
Christopher E. McClure, AIA, CSI, CCS, SCIP
Born in Washington, DC, 31 October 1943.
Christopher E. McClure has over 34 years experience as a licensed architect, in all phases of architectural practice, with particular emphasis on project technology. He has been involved with various aspects of architectural firm and project management, including design and technology, programming, planning, technical quality control, project cost control, project documentation, especially specification writing, and construction phase contract administration since 1976.
Chris holds a current Certified Construction Specifier certificate from the Construction Specifications Institute. He has a thorough understanding of design methodology and of construction documentation and the quality control process.
He has been responsible for the project design and technical execution of design, including the construction effort, and has acted as a resource to owners, architects, engineers, landscape architects, attorneys, contractors, governmental agencies, lending institutions and project personnel.
Professional Services Offered Include:
- Construction Documentation and Administration
- Business Plan Development and Execution
- Space Planning and Design
- Architectural Design
- Project Management
- Construction Contract Administration
- Process Development of Architectural Practice
- Construction Conflict Resolution
- Technical construction writing and editing
- Specification training for design firm staff
- Forensic Architectural Investigations and Testimony
Bachelor of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design, 1973.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, 1972.
Post Graduate Studies, Emory University, 1966.
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, The Citadel, 1965.
High School Diploma, D.W. Daniel High School, Clemson, SC, 1961.
North Carolina, 1976 – Present.
South Carolina, 1993 – Present.
Virginia, 1993 – Present.
Ohio, 2005 – Present.
District of Columbia, 2011 – Present.
NCARB Certificate, 1984 – Present.
Professional Memberships and Certifications
American Institute of Architects
Certified Construction Specifier, Construction Specifications Institute
American Institute of Architects Masterspec Architectural Review Committee
Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice
Consulting Architect, 1995 – Present.
Architect, O’Brien/Atkins Associates, 1994 – 1995.
Principal, NBBJ Group, 1985 – 1994.
Principal, MTMA Design Group, 1976 – 1985.
Intern Architect, McClure Design Group, 1975 – 1976.
Intern Architect, Newberry Ashford & Associates, 1975.
Intern Architect, LBC&W, 1974 – 1975.
Wife, Carol De Vita, Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute (married 4/6/2013).
Wife, Joyce L. Davis, Attorney (married 8/11/1974, deceased 2/11/2006).
Daughter, Virginia, Registered Nurse-Midwife, born 5/16/1978.
Son, Andrew, Architect, France, born 9/8/1980.
Community and Fraternal Organizations
Sierra Club (Life Member)
The Citadel Alumni Association (Life Member)
Special Forces Association (Life Member)
Special Operations Association (Life Member)
Mike Force Association
American Mensa Society (Life Member)
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Experimental Aircraft Association (Life Member)
Soaring Society of America
Seaplane Pilots Association
Active Elder, St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, NC, 1998 – 2001.
Member, Capital Area Soccer League Sports Complex Committee, 1995 – 1998.
Member, North Carolina Day Care Center Task Force (a state commission), 1994 – 1995.
Board President, Wake County Child Care Resource & Referral, 1998 – 2004.
Board Member, Wake County Child Care Resource & Referral, 1996 – 1998.
Chairman, North Carolina Child Day Care Commission (a state regulatory commission), 1993 – 1996.
Commissioner, North Carolina Child Day Care Commission, 1990 – 1993.
Board Member, Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 2007 – 2013.
FAA Licensed Commercial Pilot (SE Airplane-Land; SE Airplane-Sea; Glider; Instrument-Airplane), and Advanced Ground Instructor.
Major, United States Army Reserve, 1977 – 1983.
Captain, United States Army Special Forces Reserve, 1973 – 1977.
Captain, United States Army Special Forces National Guard, 1970 – 1973.
Captain, United States Army Special Forces (Active Duty), 1968 – 1970.
Lieutenant, United States Army Special Forces (Active Duty), 1967 – 1968.
Commissioned Second Lieutenant, United States Army Reserve, 1965.
U.S. Army Infantry School, Advanced Officer’s Course, graduate, 1976.
First U.S. Army Instructor Training School, honors graduate, 1972.
U.S. Army Special Warfare School, Jumpmaster School, graduate, 1970.
U.S. Army Fifth Special Forces Group, Combat Orientation Course, graduate, 1968.
U.S. Army Special Warfare School, Special Forces Officer Course, graduate, 1968.
U.S. Army Infantry School, Parachute School, graduate, 1967.
U.S. Army Military Police School, Basic Officer’s Course, graduate, 1967.
Awards & Decorations
Who’s Who in the South and Southeast
Alpha Rho Chi Medal, 1973.
United States Army Senior Parachute Badge, 1976.
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, 1970.
Republic of Vietnam Service Ribbon, 1970.
Bronze Star Medal, 1970.
Combat Infantry Badge, 1968.
Republic of Vietnam Parachute Badge, 1968.
United States Army Special Forces Qualification, 1968.
United States Army Parachute Badge, 1967.