Christopher Meyers, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (BSArch ’94, MArch ’96) received a College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award for Career Achievement at the 2022 Alumni Awards Reception. The award recognizes alumni for significant achievement in business or institutional leadership and professional accomplishments.
As principal architect and founding owner, Meyers guides Meyers + Associates’ commitment to design excellence. Since 2007, Meyers + Associates has won nearly 50 awards from organizations such as the Urban Land Institute, the State of Ohio, professional and industry groups including the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Institute of Architects–New York, New Jersey, and Columbus Chapters, the Association of Builders and Contractors, and professional publications such as Architect Magazine, which named it a Top 50 Firm in the United States in 2013. In addition to numerous awards for the firm’s built work, Architect Magazine ranked Meyers + Associates the 7th best firm in the country for its commitment to sustainability. In 2020, the firm won a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Citation for its unique Volunteerism and Mentorship Program.
Meyers is an ardent champion of service, readily giving his time and knowledge to civic and professional organizations and mentoring the next generation of architects and designers. At the Columbus firm, Meyers created a model of volunteerism and mentorship by providing his staff up to 120 service hours, as a paid company benefit, to help each individual discover the value of service to others. In 2011, the global non-profit Entrepreneurs’ Organization presented Meyers with its Leadership in Mentoring Award. Ten years later, he won AIA Ohio’s Mentor Award, which recognizes “demonstrated strong leadership, guidance, and service in the support of mentorship to fellow professionals.”
Meyers’s involvement in the professional community includes serving as past president and secretary of the State of Ohio Board of Architects, membership in the American Institute of Architects Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and participation on the Knowlton School Capital Campaign Committee and Advisory Board.
The Distinguished Alumni Awards were established by the College of Engineering in 1954 to recognize distinguished achievement on the part of alumni in the field of engineering or architecture by reason of significant inventions, important research or design, administrative leadership, or genius in production.