Christopher D. Bass

Director of Design Services

Since joining JM Zell in 2001 as the company’s architectural and interior design consultant, Christopher has provided strategic planning and management services that leverage his expertise on architectural issues as they relate to business, investment and financial strategies. 

Chris began his career as director of a $30 million residence hall renovations for American University.  Since then, he has over 20 years’ experience working for leading architectural and interior design firms, applying his design talents to dozens of commercial interior renovations and new construction projects for clients across the country. 

Christopher received a B.S. in Interior Design from Virginia Tech. He is a Professional Member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), a NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer, and a Licensed Interior Designer in the District of Columbia.  Christopher is a LEED Accredited Professional with an Interior Design + Construction Specialty.  He holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University School of Business.


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