Design Excellence is the result of a strong tea, focused on continuous development and refinement. KGA is passionate about great design, creativity and collaboration. Working in a design driven environment that encourages openness and critical thinking, a diverse range of skills and experiences gained all over the world are brought together in KGA’s projects.
The studio is a place of fertile cross-pollination, where ideas are shared, brainstorming is encouraged and talents are fostered through ongoing professional development. Design Director Christian Grennan oversees all projects, ensuring the energy and ideas of the team are harnessed towards the crafting of great spaces. General Manager Chris Kreis is focused on creating a supportive environment in which individuals — and the studio as a whole — can grow.
Design Director & Principal Architect
Born into a family of makers, Christian has worked as an architect for more than 20 years both locally and internationally on multi-residential and mixed-use projects. He takes great pleasure in learning from all those around him — clients, professionals, tradespeople and the team at KGA — enjoying the process of crafting unique spatial solutions for people to enjoy.
Christian currently lectures in design and construction at UNSW, having taught design, design theory and construction for the last 10 years at various universities. His interests outside of architecture and design include woodwork, metalwork, contemporary art and film, nature, poetry and landscape design.
Registered Architect #8036, Builder’s Licence, Bachelor Philosophy
Managing Director, Project Manager
Chris loves working with people, property and great design, a joy that has developed over 20 years in the architecture and property development industries. In this time, he has managed small to medium scale development projects, enjoying the delivery of unexpected design solutions to clients and seeing their response. Critically, he applies both precision and creativity to project management, providing solutions to complex challenges that enable projects to come to life.
His role at KGA revolves around the big picture — preparing complex development strategies, ensuring the business runs smoothly, clients are taken care of and projects progress according to schedule. When away from the studio, Chris enjoys spending time with family and being in nature hiking, camping, climbing, skiing and diving. His passions for travel and photography go hand-in-hand, while he stays mentally and physically balanced by practicing yoga regularly.