Christine M. West, AIA

Principal | Co-Owner

As a Principal and co-owner, Christine’s commitment to positive community impact is a guiding value of KITE Architects and is reflected both in their work and in her numerous civic and volunteer roles. Her career as an architect has focused on effective management and technical excellence that is critical for effective design. 

Christine’s appreciation for KITE’s creative approach brought her to Providence in 2003 to join the firm that she has co-owned since 2008, and is a value that drives the team to this day.  After working as an architect for nearly a decade in the Washington, D.C., area, Christine completed post-professional graduate work at Harvard that focused on management and development issues related to sustainable building.

Committed to serving the community beyond her work with KITE, Christine is heavily involved in a number of civic boards and nonprofit organizations. She was Chair of the Providence City Plan Commission from 2012 until 2022 and is the Architect member of the Providence Building Board. Nationally, Christine has served as a Chair of National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) teams responsible for the accreditation of professional schools of architecture in the United States and abroad for over 25 years.

Christine and her husband, John, with their own labor and that of many enthusiastic and generous friends and family members, built an off-grid cabin in Groton, Vermont that they enjoy year-round.