A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Christian Rushing is a graduate of both the University of New Mexico and Auburn University. He served as Senior Planner in Chattanooga’s Downtown Planning & Design Studio before establishing the design firm of Kennedy, Coulter, Rushing & Watson in 2005. In 2008 he designed and developed the award-winning Madison Street project in the Southside- Tennessee first LEED Platinum homes. In 2009, he submitted the winning proposal for the Jefferson Heights Park Pavilion Design Competition. In 2011 Christian established Studio C.Rushing, an urban design consulting firm. In that capacity he has moderated River City Company’s Urban Design Challenge, curated the Urban Design Studio Retrospective, served as lead consultant for Chattanooga’s City Center Plan, and provides consulting services for clients across the country. In addition to his consulting work he is the design principal in a residential design/build partnership with Collier Construction.