Christopher Haas spent five years designing and managing projects with the Pritzker Prize–winning Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, the renowned architectural firm responsible for such notable buildings as the MH de Young Museum in San Francisco, the Tate Modern in London, and the "Birds Nest" Olympic Stadium in Beijing. In his time with Herzog & de Meuron, Chris served as a project architect for the MH de Young Museum in San Francisco and then as project manager for the 1111 Lincoln Road development in Miami Beach, currently under construction. In 2007, he established in own studio in San Francisco. He has since completed a project for the Fraenkel Gallery, several residential projects and initiated the design for a mixed-use project in Miami. In 2009, he received the Artist Collaboration Award from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation & the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, to collaborate with Alonzo King LINES Ballet to create a new ballet, Triangle of the Squinches, which was part of the 2010 AIA "Architecture in the City Festival" and the LINES Ballet Spring Season 2011 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts before traveling internationally.