Christophe Drumain, Partner at DesignWorks, was part of the original founding team in 1994 when he moved from Cambridge, Massachusetts to Charleston, South Carolina. Christophe, originally from France, moved to the United States in 1991 after working for 3 years as a planner-architect for the City of Bordeaux on numerous urban projects covering inner city market, historic districts and port facilities redevelopment. After graduating from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Mr. Drumain taught at the GSD Unit for Housing and Urbanization working for the World Bank helping housing developments in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. He also tutored composition, watercolor and rendering in Cambridge and Charleston.
During his time at DesignWorks, Christophe has been the lead design architect for projects ranging from private residences, resorts, campuses and corporate institutions such as Seaside Farms in Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island in Charleston, the Ford Plantation in Savannah, the College of Charleston Master Plan and Landscapes, Doonbeg Resort in Ireland, Cassique Clubhouse on Kiawah island SC, the Uniliver Company Future Master Plan in New Jersey and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Concession Company Master Plans.
Christophe received his Bachelor and Master in Architecture from the Bordeaux School of Architecture with Honors in 1978, and 1982 respectively, his Master in Planning from the French Urbanization Ministry in 1984 and his Masters in Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University with Honors in 1993. Christophe is also actively involved in the artistic community and has donated portraits and paintings to charity auctions such as Spoleto, Carolina Youth Development, the School of the Buildings Arts and the Childrens Museum of the Lowcountry.