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Chris Downey

Founder & President of Architecture for the Blind

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Chris Downey Biography

Christopher Downey is an architect, planner, and consultant with over 30 years of practice, continuing without sight since 2008. Today, he is dedicated to creating more helpful and enriching environments for the blind and visually impaired.

He specializes in universal design for projects specifically for the blind and visually impaired, including blind rehabilitation centers, eye clinics, and schools for the blind. He also consults on projects that are critical yet challenging to them, such as museums and transit facilities. His work ranges from a new Department of Veterans Affairs blind rehabilitation center, to renovations of housing for the blind in New York City, and to the new Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco.

As one of the few practicing blind architects in the world, Chris has been featured in local, national and international media stories, including “60 Minutes,” and speaks regularly about architecture and visual impairment.

Downey teaches periodically for the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Architecture and speaks internationally about disability and design. He serves on the California Commission on Disability Access and chairs the board of Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

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    Speaking fees for Chris Downey, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Chris Downey charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chris Downey, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Downey for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Downey for your next private or corporate function.
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Chris Downey Biography

Christopher Downey is an architect, planner, and consultant with over 30 years of practice, continuing without sight since 2008. Today, he is dedicated to creating more helpful and enriching environments for the blind and visually impaired.

He specializes in universal design for projects specifically for the blind and visually impaired, including blind rehabilitation centers, eye clinics, and schools for the blind. He also consults on projects that are critical yet challenging to them, such as museums and transit facilities. His work ranges from a new Department of Veterans Affairs blind rehabilitation center, to renovations of housing for the blind in New York City, and to the new Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco.

As one of the few practicing blind architects in the world, Chris has been featured in local, national and international media stories, including “60 Minutes,” and speaks regularly about architecture and visual impairment.

Downey teaches periodically for the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Architecture and speaks internationally about disability and design. He serves on the California Commission on Disability Access and chairs the board of Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Chris Downey Videos

  • An Architect's Story: Chris Downey
    The American Institute of Architects presents a short documentary about Chris Downey, an inspiring architect in San Francisco who is ...
  • Chris Downey: Design with the blind in mind

FAQs on booking Chris Downey

  • How to book Chris Downey?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chris Downey for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Chris Downey, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Chris Downey or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chris Downey?

    Speaking fees for Chris Downey, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Chris Downey charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chris Downey, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Chris Downey?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Downey for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Downey for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Chris Downey or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chris Downey or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Chris Downey is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris Downey for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Chris Downey generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Beth High, Justin Leblanc, Timothy Hutton, Aldis Hodge and Kari Matchett. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Downey for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Chris Downey Speaker Videos

  • An Architect's Story: Chris Downey
    The American Institute of Architects presents a short documentary about Chris Downey, an inspiring architect in San Francisco who is ...
    Chris Downey: Design with the blind in mind

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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