Christopher M. Ladd, 36
BArch, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Principal-in-charge of Practice Group; oversees 140-person team, design portfolio of nearly 50 million sf, more than $12 billion in construction for firm (2007 total billings: $27.95 million, according to BD+C's Giants 300).
Oversees all project management, best practices, quality assurance/control, and information technology.
Executive team member; tasked with overseeing firm's international work, including high-profile projects in Dubai.
Project experience includes institutional, government, residential, retail, office, and mixed-use projects.
Actively involved in firm's in-house mentoring program.
Organized teams within Cubellis to volunteer for Citizen Teacher; organization helps low-income children explore career options.
OFF THE CLOCK
Rides a 2005 American Ironhorse motorcycle; regularly participates in charity rides.
Favorite food: mom's homemade spaghetti and meatballs.
Has three tattoos; appreciates them as an art form.