Chris Lessard More about Chris Lessard Chris Lessard is the founding Principal of Lessard Design. Throughout the Mid-Atlantic market, he is recognized as a design innovator which can be partly contributed to his uncanny ability to recognize and understand market trends. Consequently, Chris Lessard has been honored with over 450 national and local awards including ULI, NAHB, Aurora, Monument and Best in American Living. Furthermore, Chris Lessard and his works have been prominently featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and several leading housing/architecture publications for his insight into real estate market trends. He actively participates in the Urban Land Institute and National Association of Home Builders, Northern Virginia Builders Industry Association and numerous land development and code committees. As one of America’s top architects, Chris Lessard is a national leader in the planning and design of residential communities that include all product types. Lessard’s expertise includes the design of both the master plan for the multi-phase community – complete with a town center of retail, office, hotel and public amenities – as well as the architectural design for all residential products.