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Principal | Arnold Design Studio

Colin Arnold


Colin Arnold believes in design for all. For more than 16 years, he managed CHP Design Studio—a wholly owned subsidiary of Community Housing Partners dedicated to providing affordable housing to low- or moderate-income individuals. In his career, Colin has contributed to the design of more than 50 affordable housing projects with a total of more than 3,200 units. In 2008, Arnold started his own architectural firm, Arnold Design Studio, dedicated to the design of affordable and sustainable communities.

Colin is a former Frederick P. Rose Architectural Fellow. His commitment to service through design is reflected in his professional affiliations, accreditations, and accolades. He is a founding board member of the Southwest Virginia chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and currently serves on the Fair Housing Board for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is a certified expert community design charrette facilitator and has training and experience in the principles of Universal Design.

Colin holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in Architecture from Virginia Tech.