Assistant Director of Building Permitting and Sustainability, City of Winter Park
AIA, LEED AP
Kristopher is the Assistant Director of Building Permitting and Sustainability for the City of Winter Park where he helps to direct the adoption of the City of Winter Park Sustainability Action Plan, as well as the selection of the City of Winter Park as finalist in the Georgetown Energy Prize.
Prior to employment with Winter Park Kris served as the Architect for the Orange County Department of Building Safety where he aided the Central Florida Energy Efficiency Alliance (CFEEA) in training college students who have served as Energy Specialist interns on how to utilize the Energy Star Portfolio Manager to benchmark building energy usage. His efforts for CFEEA helped earn the Metro Plan Orlando Clean Air Award. Kris also played an instrumental role in performing the registered architect verifications for the Energy Star labels for 12 different Orange County Public Schools.
In 2012 he was honored as the US Green Building Council Central Florida Chapter Community LEEDer of the Year.
Kris currently serves on the American Institute of Architects Codes and Standards Committee, ICC Sustainability, Energy and High Performance Code Action Committee, and is currently the Secretary of the Central Florida Chapter of the Building Officials Association of Florida, and is as an adjunct faculty member for Valencia College and University of Central Florida.
Kristopher was raised in Central Illinois and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1999. After receiving his Masters of Architecture from Arizona State University in 2001, he and his wife Holly Stenger, AIA, moved to Orlando where they designed and constructed their own residence. The net-zero Energy Star home earned LEED Gold status, a Society of Registered Architects Bronze Medal, and is part of the first OUC Community Solar Farm. Kris and Holly have two children, Karmann and Maxwell.