Christopher Moise

Contract Instructor

Christopher Moise, OAA, MRAIC, is a highly experienced Urban Designer and licensed Architect with over 25 years of expertise. He currently works as the sole licensed Architect in the City of Ottawa’s Public Realm and Urban Design Branch, specializing in development review and approvals. Throughout his career, Christopher has held prominent roles, including Director of Design at FOTENN Consultants Inc. and design architect at bbb architects. He excels in strategic planning, team leadership, project management, and business development. In his current position since 2014, Christopher plays a vital role in shaping the city’s development. He reviews development applications and provides valuable advice on various city-led projects. He’s dedicated to mentoring his team and actively contributes to the New Low-rise Guidelines project. Outside of work, Christopher is a founding member of The Built Environment Open Forum, a non-profit organization. He’s passionate about strategic planning and has transformed their magazine, ‘The Right Angle Journal,’ into a dynamic online platform. He’s involved in financial oversight, web design, and securing funding. Notably, Christopher currently chairs the Ottawa Regional Society of Architects, a volunteer-driven non-profit. He’s revitalized the organization, aiming to create the most engaged community of members in the country. His leadership has brought new life to the society, including building the volunteer roster and launching a new website in 2021.


Master of Architecture – Waterloo University, 2002

Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Architecture) – Waterloo University, 1998

Bachelor of Arts (English) – University of Western Ontario, 1993


ARCS 2304 – Urbanism Studio 2


Chair, Ottawa Regional Society of Architects

Licensed Architect, Ontario Association of Architects, 2009

Director, Built Environment Open Forum

Member, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada