Chris’ passion for architecture is instinctive, having evolved since his early teen years. An exceptional designer and intuitive architect, his focus lies in the art of balance, practical detailing and architectural expression by way of context, spatial flow, natural light, and scale.
Chris earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Temple University. Initially recruited for his construction expertise, Chris joined Jim Rogers in NYC at Butler Rogers Baskett Architects in 1998 and quickly matured into a lead designer of club and recreational facilities. He has since led both the design and project teams of complex, ambitious projects that have identified the firm as uniquely qualified in its established areas of expertise. Understanding the importance of aesthetics, functionality, and ultimately cost, Chris works meticulously through each detail to accommodate special interests, overcome challenges, and transcend client expectations.
In addition to his broad foundation in architecture Chris oversees day to day operations of the firm. His outside interests include golfing, surfing and most outdoor activities. He is a licensed architect in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island.
James G. Rogers, III, FAIA
Jim Rogers’ leadership of Rogers McCagg reflects more than 35 years of architectural practice based on collaboration and partnership with his clients. He specializes in the master planning and design of educational facilities, sports and recreational facilities, and private clubs. Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University. He served for 16 years as a trustee of Philips Exeter Academy and 4 as President of the Board. He is past President of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, The Yale Golf Association, recently completed a 6 year term as a trustee for the National Association of Independent Schools, and is on the Board of Horizons National. He is a licensed architect in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Missouri.
Tony Panza, AIA, LEED AP
Tony Panza provides a wealth of experience in all facets of design, documentation and construction administration. He balances an appreciation of client goals with a thorough understanding of the construction process and the challenges faced by contractors. As a natural leader and mentor, Tony manages integrated design teams for large and small scale projects while forging lasting relationships with clients. He specializes in the design of private clubs as well as sports and recreational facilities. Tony received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Lehigh University, and he holds a Master of Architecture from Parsons School of Design. He is a licensed architect in the state of New York, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a LEED Accredited Professional.
Kim Nathanson is Director of Interior Design at Rogers McCagg. Her career in Interior Design spans 30 years and all areas of design in the hospitality industry, including private clubs, hotels, restaurants, resorts, and luxury cruise lines. She excels in reinterpreting traditional elements to give clients fresh, current designs that align with a space’s existing charm and character. Before joining the Rogers McCagg team, Kim served as Director of Design at Niemitz Design Group in Boston.
Kim received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Set Design with a minor in Costume Design from Emerson College in Boston, MA, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in Art Direction for Film and Television. She is a winner of the prestigious Hospitality Designs Gold Key Award for her work on The Mills Tavern in Providence, RI. Outside of the office, Kim has enjoyed extensive community involvement as an Advisory Board member and Co-chair of Fundraising Events for the Providence Architectural Preservation Society and a board member of Planned Parenthood. She has also co-chaired several events for Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk, and has served as a Volunteer Design Consultant for a women’s and children’s protection shelter.
Suzanne is Chief Operating Officer of Rogers McCagg, managing daily administrative operations including human resources, billing and office administration. She first joined Jim Rogers’ firm Butler Rogers Baskett in 2001 to manage the Connecticut office and has been instrumental in nurturing and supporting the firm’s growth over the years. Suzanne brings more than twenty years of experience in the marketing and sales of architectural products and high-end home furnishing, as well as retail management. She approaches her work as a seamless extension of the professional service Rogers McCagg provides its clients.