Contact Name:Allan Childress, Principal
Business Name: Childress & Cunningham Architects
Business Address: 2355 Park Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Business Phone: 513-281-3500
Since its inception in 1986, Childress & Cunningham Architects continues to be an architecture and construction management firm providing value-added designs for organizations, businesses and home owners across the greater Cincinnati area. We provide individualized attention to our clients, encouraging their involvement throughout the process to ensure that what they envision becomes reality.
What first inspired you to get into your line of work? And what motivates you to do the work you do still today?
I developed a desire to be an architect before leaving elementary school. It was just something discovered in my soul, that seemed to be there almost from the beginning. I designed my high school curriculum with architecture school as my goal.
I believe that the built environment not only reflects our philosophy of life, but often has a larger impact on the emotional and relational aspects of our lives than we realize. Therefore, each building we design is an opportunity to positively impact the lives of those in the community which the building serves.
How did you come to faith in Christ?
My journey started when my grandmother suggested my brothers and I go to church. During elementary school, we asked our parents, and they allowed us to begin attending a neighborhood church. Though I had a desire to please God and live out some of the scriptures I was taught, I’m not sure I understood the nature of salvation until a friend invited me to attend his church when I started university. I responded to an invitation, and entered into a relationship with Christ which has continued to this day.
How does your faith impact the way you do business?
Faith affects everything about my life and relationships. My life is in the continual process of being refined through consideration of the scriptures, self-examination, prayer, and interaction with believers and non-believers, while seeking to be an ambassador of Christ in this age. I strive to achieve the highest quality in my work, which can be appreciated not only by the average person, but also recognized by those within our industry.