The founders of Nvironment
Liz Hauswald (and Fred)
With a career spanning over 25 years, Liz has experience providing Interior Design services to both internal and external clients.
Having spent over half of her career on the Client side, she brings together her unique perspective of collaboration to create unique yet pragmatic spaces. This gave birth to our tagline “Spaces that Live and Work” when Nvironment was founded in 2008.
Liz’s history with corporate, retail and food service projects have equipped her with the understanding of all that is required for interior retrofit projects and new locations. Her experience has included a wide range of activities such as program development for national re-brands, creation of brand guideline manuals and branded site adapts. She has extensive experience in furnishings and material specifications to achieve the right balance with budget and durability.
As a seasoned project manager and interior designer, she is able to gain consensus across diverse groups, and understands how to use a wide range of professional perspectives to build teams that are able to efficiently work together in reaching the project objectives.
As a graduate of Otterbein University she has a degree in Interior Design and minors in Art and Business – all of which she gets to use daily at Nvironment.
Throughout her career, Liz has worked with a variety of clients/projects both locally and nationally including Interstate Gas Supply, McGraw Hill Education, Chase, Nationwide Insurance, Primanti Brothers, Chick-fil-A, Panda Express and many others.
Liz’s personal style blends an energetic and attentive disposition with a strong attention to detail. This unique recipe created engaging spaces that will meet your needs.
Animals are one of her love’s and so she continues to grow her “herd” at home with horses, miniature donkeys, dogs, cats and even chickens!
Christopher Collins, AIA, NCARB (and Fiona)
With a career spanning 30+ years, Christopher is the Principal of Nvironment Architecture, a firm specializing in the Restaurant and Retail market segments.
What Drives Me:
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!