The Catholic University of America

Christopher Peter Grech, RIBA

IPR Fellow
Email: Grech[at]
Phone: (202) 319-6398

Department: School of Architecture

Associate Professor Christopher Grech joined the faculty of the School of Architecture & Planning at The Catholic University of America in August 2007. Since then, he has played an important role in formulating the curriculum for the newly established Master of Science in Sustainable Design Program; he is also the director of this program.

Grech is a U.K. registered architect and a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and has practiced at some of the UK’s leading architectural and engineering practices, such as Norman Foster & Partners, Arup Associates, and Whitby Bird. In addition, Grech has accumulated extensive teaching experience, working at The University of Michigan and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Chris Grech’s main area of expertise is with Sustainable Design and Construction Technology. He has co-authored two books on Construction Technology (The Building Envelope, and Connections), books that have been translated into Italian, Japanese and German. He has also edited The Multilingual Dictionary of Architecture and Building Terms, and Future Office: Design, Practice and Applied Research.

Aside from his architectural pursuits, Grech is a keen researcher into Maltese history during British occupation (1800 to 1964); he is particularly interested in British Colonial policy and its interaction with the Roman Catholic population of the British Empire.