Student, Washington State University, 1972. Student, Huxley College, 1973. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, Western Washington University, 1975.
Postgraduate, University Hawaii, 1978. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1995. Postgraduate, Urban Land Institute, 1992.
Сivil engineering documentation, Island County Engineers, 1969-1971; constitution documents, Georgia Davison Design, Mount Vernon, Washington, 1971-1972; project manager, designer, Stradling & Stewart Architects, 1972-1977; project architect, Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo, 1977-1978; partner in charge design, Zervas Group Architects, 1978-1987; project designer, marketer, The Callison Partnership, 1985-1987; owner, Christensen Design Management, Bellingham, Washington, since 1988; vice president development, Trillium Corporation, 1990-1991. Member of advisory committee Bellingham International Airport. Guest lecturer Western Washington University.
Chairman land use committee Port of Bellingham. Member Northwest American Institute of Architects (board directors, Merit award 1993, 95, 96, Citation award 1992-1993, 94, 95, 96, Honor award 1980, 93), Urban Land Institute, National Association Industrial & Office Parks.
Married Jean Renae Christensen. 1 child, Hannah.