KRIS FELDMANN, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Design Principal, CREO
ULI/SA Mentorship/Education Outreach Co-Chair
What sets San Antonio apart from other cities?
Compared to most cities I have called home in the past, especially Los Angeles and New York, San Antonio’s leadership both in the public and private sector are very accessible and approachable. If you are motivated to make good things happen for the City, you can quickly build momentum for initiatives with the support of fellow leaders with a shared vision.
How has ULI helped you in your career development?
ULI has helped me to extend my network outside of my own industry, professionally but also socially. There is genuine camaraderie around the exciting urban initiatives, which serves as a constant reminder to continue to work harder to raise the bar for design.
Before working at CREO, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Before starting CREO, the most interesting job I had was outside of architecture when I served as the logistics coordinator for the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Often our responsibilities as architects seem to mimic that of a logistics coordinator, although for the Awards it centered around things like coordinating country music artists to sign motorcycles and four wheelers for auction, instead of consultant teams and building systems.
What inspires you?
I find inspiration in the physical landscape around me, both natural and crafted. Beauty in everything from sunsets to street art, serves to inspire me to innovate and create beautiful work in the world around me.
What do you work toward in your free time?
I work toward spending a majority if not all my free time with my wife and two daughters. I want to demonstrate the value of dedication and passion to my daughters, so they grow up knowing anything is possible if you work hard at it. My time with them makes all the hard work worth it!