Before founding Christopher Architecture and Interiors in 2002, Chris attended Homewood High School and Auburn University where he studied architecture and was a Division 1 athlete. Upon graduation, Chris worked with a prestigious architecture firm in Montgomery, AL. As a lead designer and project architect, Chris formed a passion for design; learning from some of the profession’s acclaimed designers. Reebals took a hiatus from architecture during which he worked in vocational ministry; with students, young adults, serving as a regional minister to high-security prisons and designing for inner-city housing projects.
As a registered architect, Chris is a member of the National Council of Architecture Registration Board and the American Institute of Architects where he serves on the board of directors for Alabama’s chapter. With more than 20 years’ experience in both residential and commercial design he is a nationally recognized, award-winning architect; recently a finalist for both the 2017 and 2018 ADAC’s “Southeastern Architect of the Year” and recipient of multiple AIA design and national HGTV awards. Civically, Reebals serves on the board of directors for multiple non-profit charities, is the president and a founding member of an orphanage ministry and is an elder at his church.
As the President and CEO of Christopher Architecture and Interiors Reebals has grown the firm from one to twenty-three professionals. Today, Christopher AI is a nationally recognized, multi-discipline firm with offices in Birmingham Alabama, New York City and Los Angeles California. Serving clients with a collaborative methodology has established Christopher AI as a premier luxury design firm having been featured in local, regional and national publications.
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Leigh Ann graduated from Auburn University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. Having previously worked for firms in Nashville and Santa Rosa Beach, she brings many years of experience in commercial, hospitality, and luxury residential design. Leigh Ann thrives on meeting clients’ specific needs in creative and unexpected ways. As a senior interior designer, she uses her careful eye and attention to detail to craft our clients’ projects into special and unique spaces. In her spare time, you’ll find her working in her cut flower garden, antiquing, or hanging out with her husband, Brent, and their four furry rescues.
Born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Isabelle developed a passion for design at a young age. At the age of seven she was determined to redo her playroom, so she whipped out her pack of Crayola markers and her hot pink pad of legal paper to put her ideas to work. The color palette was chocolate brown and turquoise- inspired after her Jansport polka dot backpack at the time, of course. Fifteen years later she was a graduate of Samford University’s class of 2020 with a degree in interior architecture. Being from a big family has made Isabelle quite the homebody, she is extremely passionate about the home and the importance of surrounding yourself with things you love and find comfort in. She is a huge advocate for “lived in with love” rather than “untouched perfection”. She believes that your home, and the items that fill it, should tell a story through the tiny imperfections that will make their mark over time. To Isabelle, design is so much more than just making a space beautiful, but it is about taking what we have been given and figuring out a way to make it worthy of existence. To create a space where stories deserve to be told. Other than design, Isabelle loves Alabama basketball, Jean-Michel Basquiat and a four-count chicken supreme combo from Bojangles.
Born and raised right outside Birmingham, Madi enjoyed growing up on her family’s small farm, where she developed a passion for interior design from a young age, exploring composition through nature, travels, antique store ventures, and those surrounding her. Madi attended Auburn University where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design, graduating Summa Cum Laude in spring of 2021. She is passionate about designing spaces with rich character that tell a unique story and strive to find beauty and comfort in the most unexpected places. In her spare time, you’ll find her volunteering as a YoungLife leader, riding horses, playing a pick-up game of basketball, cutting wildflowers, and spending time with her friends and family.
Whitney Tingle is a registered interior designer with over twelve years of experience in both commercial and residential design. During her career, she has been a valuable team member on a wide variety of projects ranging from K-12, higher education, college athletics, arts & culture venues, corporate environments and now currently in the residential market. She has led project teams as a senior interior designer within each phase of design, construction, and installation of FF&E packages. Through each experience, Whitney has grown to value and appreciate the client to designer relationship as the team comes together to fine tune plans and details with an end goal of a truly beautiful and successful project. Outside of the office, Whitney enjoys spending time with her husband Terry and three children, Addison, Riley and Mary Elliott, as well as traveling, going to concerts and spending time with dear friends.
Emily, who was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana went to LSU to study commercial interior design. Finding a love for function and aesthetic, Emily grew up with a passion for creating unique spaces that all people could experience personally. Summer of senior year of college, she traveled to Los Angeles to do an internship with hospitality firm, Hirsch Bedner Associates, where she gained experience working on and designing a hotel and luxury residence in Asia.
After graduation, she set her sights on moving to Dallas, TX where she could remain close to family, all the while pursuing a career in a big city doing hospitality design. She not only gained experience designing boutique and lifestyle hotels and restaurants with a large architecture firm, but also had the opportunity to work for a developer where she was a designer and consultant on a $450mm project in Downtown Dallas, one of the largest adaptive reuse projects in the United States to date. After 5 ½ years in Dallas, Emily and her husband decided to make a move bringing them closer to both of their families here in Birmingham, AL. In her spare time, she likes to travel home to New Orleans to see family, explore new hotels and restaurants, and spend time with her friends.