Our Leadership

Christopher Collins, AIA, NCARB  (...and Bailey the horse)
Christopher Collins, AIA, NCARB  (...and Bailey the horse)

Christopher Collins, AIA, NCARB (...and Bailey the horse)

Principal, Architecture

With a career spanning 30+ years, Christopher is the Principal of Nvironment Architecture, a firm specializing in the Restaurant and Retail market segments.

I am passionate about retail / foodservice brands, design, and architecture. Being able to collaborate with like-minded individuals is my source of ENERGY. Expending that energy to improve work product, developing my capabilities as well those with whom I work, and nurturing successful client relationships is my source of PRIDE.
Christopher enjoys and prefers a personal and engaging management style. Before helping to found Nvironment Architecture, he was strategically involved in growing an international firm, managed associates, offices and Client relationships with revenues totalling over $10M annually. As a seasoned Project Manager, he was also personally involved in day to day program delivery for all phases of unique projects and site adaptations. Christopher has managed and interfaced with clients such as Compass Group, Walmart, The Home Depot, Limited Brands, Abercrombie and Fitch, Charming Shoppes, BP, ExxonMobil, Burger King, Red Lobster, Bahama Breeze, Bob Evans Restaurants, and Tumbleweed Restaurants to name a few.
Christopher, a registered Architect, is a member and trustee of the Columbus AIA Chapter. He has served on the advisory boards for Commercial Construction and Retail Construction magazines, presented at various trade shows, and sat on the founding board of the Columbus Architecture Foundation’s Center for Architecture and Design.

When not working, I love to work with my hands with endless projects around our ranch/farm … and of course trail riding the horses!

Liz Hauswald (...and Fred)
Liz Hauswald (...and Fred)

Liz Hauswald (...and Fred)

Principal, Design

Liz’s career spans more than 20 years and she originally founded Nvironment in 2008.

Having spent the majority of her career on the Client side, she brings together her unique perspective of collaboration with various stakeholders and detail focused design to create unique yet pragmatic spaces. This gave birth to our tagline “Spaces that Live and Work”.  Liz’s experience has included a wide range of focus such as program development for multiple national rebrands, brand interior guideline manuals, and branded site adapts. She also has extensive experience in furnishings design including corporate systems furniture and move management totalling more than 100,000 sq.ft. annually. Her past Clients/Employers include Bank One/Chase, Nationwide Insurance, Bob Evans Restaurants, Fazoli’s, Kraft, IGS Energy, and New Balance to name a few.
Liz’s personal style blends an energetic and attentive disposition with a strong attention to detail. (Her dads are a surgeon and an engineer…go figure!) This unique recipe creates engaging spaces that meet your needs.
Christopher Collins, AIA, NCARB  (...and Bailey the horse)

Christopher Collins, AIA, NCARB (...and Bailey the horse)

Principal, Architecture

With a career spanning 30+ years, Christopher is the Principal of Nvironment Architecture, a firm specializing in the Restaurant and Retail market segments.

I am passionate about retail / foodservice brands, design, and architecture. Being able to collaborate with like-minded individuals is my source of ENERGY. Expending that energy to improve work product, developing my capabilities as well those with whom I work, and nurturing successful client relationships is my source of PRIDE.
Christopher enjoys and prefers a personal and engaging management style. Before helping to found Nvironment Architecture, he was strategically involved in growing an international firm, managed associates, offices and Client relationships with revenues totalling over $10M annually. As a seasoned Project Manager, he was also personally involved in day to day program delivery for all phases of unique projects and site adaptations. Christopher has managed and interfaced with clients such as Compass Group, Walmart, The Home Depot, Limited Brands, Abercrombie and Fitch, Charming Shoppes, BP, ExxonMobil, Burger King, Red Lobster, Bahama Breeze, Bob Evans Restaurants, and Tumbleweed Restaurants to name a few.
Christopher, a registered Architect, is a member and trustee of the Columbus AIA Chapter. He has served on the advisory boards for Commercial Construction and Retail Construction magazines, presented at various trade shows, and sat on the founding board of the Columbus Architecture Foundation’s Center for Architecture and Design.

When not working, I love to work with my hands with endless projects around our ranch/farm … and of course trail riding the horses!

Liz Hauswald (...and Fred)

Liz Hauswald (...and Fred)

Principal, Design

Liz’s career spans more than 20 years and she originally founded Nvironment in 2008.

Having spent the majority of her career on the Client side, she brings together her unique perspective of collaboration with various stakeholders and detail focused design to create unique yet pragmatic spaces. This gave birth to our tagline “Spaces that Live and Work”.  Liz’s experience has included a wide range of focus such as program development for multiple national rebrands, brand interior guideline manuals, and branded site adapts. She also has extensive experience in furnishings design including corporate systems furniture and move management totalling more than 100,000 sq.ft. annually. Her past Clients/Employers include Bank One/Chase, Nationwide Insurance, Bob Evans Restaurants, Fazoli’s, Kraft, IGS Energy, and New Balance to name a few.
Liz’s personal style blends an energetic and attentive disposition with a strong attention to detail. (Her dads are a surgeon and an engineer…go figure!) This unique recipe creates engaging spaces that meet your needs.