• Kris G. Shien
  • Construction Administration Manager
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Bachelor of Architecture

I have been working with K-12 schools on design, modernization and construction for number of years and coming to Aedis seems to be a natural progression. I’ve really love the reaction of the teachers and students when they get something new, whether they are something small such as carpet and paint or a brand new classrooms or multi-use. The joy on their faces is unmeasurable.

Most memorable projects
‘For me, Campbell MU’s is a challenging yet satisfying projects. Having to build the similar building multiple times at different locations may sound easy, but the different sites present different challenges. As the construction of building progresses, we learn from it and make the next one better. Architecture is a not a subject of invention but reinvention and learn from the past and make it better.’

The Personal Side
‘I am not an artist that you would have considered of when you are thinking within the realm of architecture. Apart from doing occasional sketches which is expected from any architectural professional, my introduction to art is from world of manga. During my formidable years, I have created a few manga characters and storielines. I am also a music lover. I’ve not only love to attending performances of many different genera, I have, on occasions, participated in theater music and operatic recitals. Athletic, I am not, however, recently I am learning how to ride dressage.’

‘Over the years, on a personal level, I have been participating and sponsoring local organization such as Menlo Horse Charity Show for the Vista Center for the Blind, Visual Aid of San Francisco, Mid Pennisula League of the San Francisco Symphony, and other organizations.’

‘I have always considered architecture to be a combination of Art and Engineering. When I started university, I was an engineering major. After a few months, I found the subject a bit too dry. Instead doing my physics and calculus, I’d stayed up and pull all-nighters with my architecture major friends helping out with their projects. I decided to make the switch and never looked back.’