Meet the Architects


Chris Edsall is an architect with experience in Richmond and Washington, D.C. In the early 1990’s, he was an Intern Architect/Assistant Project Manager of Residential and Light Commercial design in Historic Annapolis, MD. From 1994 to 1996, Chris was Graduate Architect in Historic Preservation, Hartman-Cox Architects, Washington, DC working on the renovation of the Lincoln Memorial and Visitor’s Center, the Jefferson Memorial and the Smithsonian Patent Office Building.

From 1996 to present, Chris has designed and consulted on developments such as oak Park and Founder’s Bridge, and numerous private homes and additions in Greater Richmond, Va.

Chris holds a BS degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia (Minor in Architectural History, specializing in Early American Architecture) and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland (Certificate, Historic Preservation).


David Johannas is the principal and lead designer for the award winning architecture firm, Johannas Design Group. Dave graduated from the University of Oregon in 1975 and received a wide range of experience working with different scale architectural offices in the United States and Canada.

He has dedicated his architectural practice to improving the urban environment through design excellence. His design solutions demonstrate his commitment to urban design and the preservation of the urban fabric while integrating the adaptive reuse of historic buildings with new infill construction.

Dave’s civic involvement includes revitalization planning with the West Cary Street Planning Committee, and urban design and historic district preservation oversight with the City of Richmond’s Planning Commission and the Commission of Architectural Review.

Architecture has been a life pursuit for Dave; and urban design and the realization of a sustainable, urban City of Richmond has been his avocation.