Christopher Welty, AIA
Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University
Chris Welty is an Associate Professor in the College of Architecture and Construction Management at Kennesaw State University. There his research centers on the integration of digital technologies within the design process while embracing the craft of making. His studio projects have focused on topics of light and materiality through explorations with virtual computer environments and design-build. He currently serves as the Professional Program Sequence coordinator and teaches thesis, design studio and design communication. In 2014, he was honored with an Outstanding Faculty Award and named the 2014-15 “Teacher of the Year”. Chris is a registered architect in Georgia and an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In 2015, he was awarded the AIA Georgia Bronze Medal for his service as State Treasurer for his development of strategic investment policies and the long-term strategic investment plan for reserve revenue. Chris will serve as the 2019 President of AIA Atlanta and is an active member of the Architecture Foundation of Georgia Board. When not teaching Chris heads his small multimedia design firm, weltyWORLD, which specializes in the creation of spatial experiences in a virtual computer environment and physical installations.