We’re pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Telles to Associate. In his new role, Chris will continue to grow WDA’s retail practice by contributing his insights and expertise towards overall firm strategy, project management, and staff development.

“We’re excited to see Chris grow into a leader within the firm as he continues to apply his restaurant design expertise and communication skills to help make clients’ ideas a reality,” said Associate Principal and Retail Practice Manager Jonathan Tsurui. “He brings to each project his sense of humor and innate ability to collaborate, and I know his mentorship will help our junior designers learn and succeed.”

Some of Chris’s new responsibilities will include continuing to develop the retail practice with an emphasis on restaurant projects, an increased focus on business development, and mentorship of junior staff.

“WDA has continually put me in a position to succeed and further myself as an Architect and designer,” Telles said. “I’m very excited about the direction of the firm and look forward to playing an integral role in its development.”

Learn more about Chris on our PEOPLE page.

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