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Chris Whitney, AIA, NCARB

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Chris joined the Performance Services team in 2024. A graduate of Miami University, Chris has navigated diverse roles in the architectural field, ranging from serving as a national higher education leader for URS Corporation to establishing his own successful commercial practice. Renowned for his expertise in educational planning, he has shared his insights at National SCUP conferences and various state and regional events. Chris’s commitment to education extends to his service on Valencia College’s Foundation board and his past involvement with SCUP boards in the Midwest and Southern Regions. Chris was drawn to Performance Services by the company’s remarkable organic growth and the palpable energy exuded by its team members at every level, reflecting a culture deeply rooted in client-focused service.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Chris is deeply dedicated to community service, boasting over 30 years of membership with Rotary International and currently serving as President of The Rotary Club in Orlando. Embodying the Rotary motto of “service above self,” he has led a group study team to Chile and hosted exchanges from Australia, New Zealand, France, India, and Venezuela in his home.

Family is at the core of Chris’s life. Outside work, he is an avid offshore sailor who finds solace and adventure in tropical Florida weather. He also tends to his saltwater aquarium with equal enthusiasm.


  • Miami University, Oxford, OH – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Environmental Design – Architecture
  • Sinclair Community College – Associate in Architectural Technologies


  • Registered Architect, State of Florida, AR99142
  • Registered Architect, State of Ohio, 8909234
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), 88916


  • Rotary International, Rotary Club, Orlando – Current President 2023-2024 (Multiple-Paul Harris Fellow)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA, Richard Upjohn Fellow)
  • Valencia College Foundation, Board of Directors, Finance Committee
  • Master Mind Wednesday Edition
  • Orlando Economic Partnership – Investor Level Representative, 2016-2020
  • Leadership Orlando, Class 97, 2019
  • Society of College and University Planners (SCUP) – Past Regional Board of Directors
  • Orlando Shakespeare Theater – Past Board of Directors
  • COAA – Sponsorship Chair, Florida Chapter
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