Christopher Morales

Kahler Slater, an international architecture, interior design, environmental branding, and strategic advisory services firm, has announced the expansion of their U.S. office presence to Charlotte with the hire of Christopher W. Morales, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP. Morales will serve as Vice President and National Healthcare Practice Leader as well as lead the firm’s Charlotte operations. The Charlotte location will establish Kahler Slater’s 5th U.S. office.

The announcement marks a key milestone in Kahler Slater’s continued growth in the Mid-Atlantic and demonstrates a commitment to the region by providing their clients with an experienced North Carolina-based team. Headquartered in Milwaukee, the firm operates offices in Madison, Wisconsin, Richmond, Virginia, and Chicago, Illinois. The strategic move to open an office in Charlotte will act as a catalyst for the firm’s markets, including healthcare, higher education, workplace, hospitality, and multi-family residential.

“We are excited to be an integral part of the Charlotte community under Chris’ leadership. Charlotte’s robust economy, diverse talent pool, and vibrant design culture presents an incredible opportunity for Kahler Slater. Additionally, Chris’ extensive healthcare industry knowledge will provide great value to our clients and complement our international healthcare practice,” states Al Krueger, Chief Executive Officer, Kahler Slater.

Morales brings extensive experience in healthcare strategy and design. In his role, he will serve Kahler Slater’s healthcare clients both locally and nationally. Previously, he served as the President of FreemanWhite a Haskell Company, and as Vice President, Healthcare Design Division Leader at The Haskell Company.  Morales was responsible for the design of more than $2.5 Billion in healthcare projects and $2.6 Billion in projects in total. A resident of the Charlotte Metro for the past 30 years, Morales has provided professional advisory, planning, and design services to many of the nation’s leading health systems.