Realtor, Architect - AIA, Leed AP
582 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston SC 29403
Chris Bonner brings over 14 years of professional design experience to The Marshall Walker Group as an award winning Architect and sustainability expert. Chris grew up in Cincinnati Ohio where his parents still live, but has had a lifelong passion for the coast. After graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in Architecture, Chris located to South Carolina where he has had the opportunity to work on a number of projects from high rise condos to small home renovations. His passion for sailing, outdoor sports and a natural inclination toward warm weather have made Charleston a natural fit and welcoming home town. After working for other local design firms for years, Chris left to start his own, b Studio Architecture. While being on his own, Chris has won several Design Awards both from the Local and State Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a National AIA Excellence award for his work as the Director of Emerging Professionals on Charleston's local board. His intimate knowledge of the city’s zoning and approval process allows b Studio Architecture to help clients leverage their budget to its greatest potential. With an in depth knowledge of real estate finance and building codes, Chris has worked with many local developers to find the best and highest use for their property and can help you do the same.
Living in the natural beauty of the low country and residing in a historic city such as Charleston, Chris strides to help educate all his clients on the sustainable options available to them. Chris has been L.E.E.D. Accredited (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for 9 years, and is always willing to lend his expertise to help others. While being 'green' might be a fad, living a sustainable lifestyle is easier and more cost effective than most people realize. Being an avid cyclist and active Charleston resident, Chris has exceptionally detailed knowledge of most areas on the peninsula and surrounding areas. He keeps apprised of all the local boards and changes that are in the works to our fair city.
As a registered Architect in the state of SC as well as licensed Realtor, Chris brings a level of professional expertise rarely found in the real estate industry. Have your property listed by a professional that knows the true potential each building has to offer. As a detail oriented individual, each aspect of your property will be analyzed to make sure that you get the greatest exposure and price at closing. Are you ready to move or relocate? Tour this beautiful city with someone who knows the faults of poorly constructed homes, who is familiar with local building codes, and can open your eyes to the possibilities a listing may be hiding under a few minor repairs. Love an area of town, but can’t find a home that meets your needs? Chris would be happy to investigate how we can transform an imperfect property into your dream home. Our only limitations are that of our imagination. When not helping clients, you can find Chris out sailing on the harbor, biking the local roads, or getting sunburned at the beach.