Christopher Dionne


Studio Manager, Healthcare Design

Christopher joined Ware Malcomb in 2019 as a Senior Project Architect for the Healthcare Design Studio within the firm’s Irvine Corporate Headquarters. Christopher has years of architectural experience in the healthcare sector. His background includes the design of all types of hospital and medical project typologies as well as education, retail, and laboratory R&D. He successfully took over as the interim lead of healthcare practice in 2021 until 2022 when Christopher was promoted to Studio Manager, Health Design and a firmwide healthcare director came on board. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon and is a licensed architect as well as a LEED Accredited Professional.

Christopher has been involved in healthcare since 2002 with projects around the county and with national and international teams, he has led all facets of project delivery, from space planning to construction administration. Developing team processes for responsible design and responding to the ever-changing project needs and then preserving these guiding design principles through documentation and construction is a primary goal. Project types range from intricate equipment replacement projects to large build-to-suit new construction projects. Project types include planning/visioning, acute care, behavior, residential/long-term care, imaging, central plants, and infrastructure upgrades as well as parking structures and seismic upgrades to existing mission-critical facilities.

Christopher has successfully stepped in to grow the team and the firm’s healthcare visibility outside of the Irvine region by contributing project expertise and leadership to efforts across the country. His wide range of experience and vision afforded teammates pathways to opportunities on diversified project types and empowering roles. He has done a tremendous job helping build the team and continue operations integration with the other Ware Malcomb studios for increased business and collaboration.