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Metro, Inc. is a Canada-based food retailer and distributor. The Company operates a network of supermarkets, discount stores and drugstores in Quebec and Ontario. As of September 27, 2008, Metro, Inc. operated 558 food stores and 268 drugstores. It operat...
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About METRO â€“ Board of Directors: Christof Spieler
Christof Spieler, Secretary
Christof Spieler, P.E., LEED AP is Vice President at Morris.
He is Director of Planning for the Houston office, working on a variety of public and private planning projects, and heads firm-wide efforts on Building Information Modeling (BIM).
has spoken extensively on BIM at regional and national conferences.
Previous to joining Morris, Mr. Spieler worked as a consulting structural engineer.
projects have won multiple American Institute of Architects awards and have been featured on the cover of national engineering magazines.
Mr. Spieler teaches structures at the Rice University School of Architecture and advises student design-build programs at Rice and the University of Houston.
He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas.
has written and spoken extensively on transit and urban planning and has helped Houston neighborhoods shape transportation projects.
articles have appeared in Cite Magazine
served on the editorial committee from 1998 to 2010, including 2 years as chair), the Houston Chronicle, and Architecture Magazine; he also covered Houston transportation in his
has spoken to national conferences such as Greenbuild, Railvolution, and New Partners for Smart Growth, organizations including the Texas Society of Architects
, the Texas Economic and Demographic Association
, and the Greater Houston Partnership
, classes at Texas Southern University
, the University of Houston
, and Rice University
, and numerous civic clubs.
also organized and lead bus tours of the Houston freight rail system and bike tours in Houston and Galveston.
He serves as a member of the American Public Transit Association's Sustainability and Urban Design Working Group, a member of Central Houston's Transportation Committee, and a member of the UGBC Houston's LEED-ND committee.
He has worked extensively with the Citizens' Transportation Coalition, the East End Chamber of Commerce Rail Subcommittee, the Super Neighborhood 22 Transportation Committee, and Richmondrail.org.
Mr. Spieler lives Downtown with his
They share one car, and he
relies on METRO
for most of his
He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Rice University.
was named one of Mass Transit Magazine's
"40 under 40" in 2013, Rice's
Outstanding Young Engineering Alumnus in 2009, and one of Building Design and Construction Magazine's
"40 under 40" in 2008.
RDA 2008-2009 Board of Directors | The Rice Design Alliance
Christof Spieler, P.E., Director of Technology and Innovation, Morris Architects
Rives T. Taylor, AIA
, LEED AP, Architect and Educator, Gensler
Houston leaders, citizens honor quality of life catalysts - Houston Tomorrow
The three other Engaged category nominees were community activist Dr. Teddy McDavid of Southeast Houston's Old Spanish Trail Community Partnership; Anne Olson, President of Buffalo Bayou Partnership; and Christof Spieler, Vice President of Morris Architects and board member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO).
If you want some background, here's ...
If you want some background, here's a video of METRO Board member Christof Spieler (who chairs the Board's Strategic Planning Committee) outlining the goals of the study.
"We've seen in Houston that when ...
"We've seen in Houston that when we improve transit and integrate it into great streets we increase ridership and build neighborhoods," said Christof Spieler, a member of the Board of Directors of METRO, the largest public transportation agency in Texas.