Carnegie Mellon University

Christine Mondor

Christine Mondor (A 1993)

Adjunct Faculty, Architecture

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Christine Mondor has been active in shaping Pittsburgh’s buildings and landscapes as an architect, educator and activist. Her diverse experience enables her to note trends and technologies and bring benefit across project types. In over a decade of experience, Christine has worked with contractors to build custom residential homes and additions, collaborated with builders to create award winning historic housing, and has explored the use of new technologies for more efficient affordable urban housing in projects such as Crawford Square and Voskamp Village.

Mondor teaches architecture and landscape design at Carnegie Mellon University and Chatham College. She has been a board member of a number of local organizations, including the Green Building Alliance, Three Rivers Association for Sustainable Energy (TRASE) and the citizen board to the Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission. She received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University and studied sustainable design in Scandinavia. Christine is a LEED Accredited Professional.


  • Bachelor of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, May 1993.
  • Registration, Architecture and Sustainable Design. Denmark Institute of Study, University of Copenhagen, 1991


Mondor's research focuses on design of high performance buildings, landscapes and ecodistrict communities, with an emphasis on organizational behavior and community engagement.


Christine was project architect for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, one of the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rated buildings in the country, and has provided green building consulting for clients including the Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh, ALCOA Corporation and Carnegie Mellon University. She has produced other projects that have been recognized for their design and environmental quality, including a straw bale comfort station and the renovation of the CCI Center. Most recently, Christine has designed residential and commercial landscapes to create beautiful settings that reconnect people to the outdoors and improve environmental conditions such as storm water and habitat quality.