Christopher Stone '88, AIA
Christopher Stone grew up in Summit, New Jersey, and arrived at Avon Old Farms in 1985, where, fueled by inspiration from Mrs. Riddle’s Village, his formal education in fine art and architecture began. After graduating in 1988, Christopher enrolled at The Rhode Island School of Design. He earned degrees in fine art and architecture and spent a year in Paris studying at the Parsons School of Design and The American University of Paris.
In 2002, he founded his architectural firm, Stone Fox, with now husband, David Fox. The firm focuses on the intersection of architecture, art, and design. The couple has won national recognition in the contemporary arts community. Together, they have completed more than 300,000 square feet of residential and commercial projects. Their practice includes architectural services for ground-up projects, interior design, furniture design, art consulting, and event planning for collectors, galleries, and museums. Completed projects have been published in Architectural Digest, and conceptual works have been featured in exhibitions including the American Institute of Architects’ New York Chapter exhibition, Made in NY, and the San Francisco Art and Design Fair, FOG.
Avon’s campus has remained a source of influence, and Christopher returns often. He has served on the National Council, offered architectural tours on campus during Homecoming and Reunion weekends, and supported fellow Avonians who are interested in architecture.
Along with his professional goals and volunteerism on campus, Christopher has worked to help those most in need within his community. Having witnessed the devastation of the AIDS epidemic first-hand, he and his husband have concentrated their efforts to support such groups as The AIDS Monument Committee, Gay Men’s Health Crises, and artist-led ACRIA. Their concern for homeless LGBTQ youth finds them volunteering at The Ali Forney Center, cooking dinners for youths who are preparing for independent living.
A life-long learner, Christopher continues to travel to significant architectural sites and studies the ancient Greek language and ceramics in his spare time. He and David and their Boston terrier, George, live in the West Village in New York City and in Salisbury, Connecticut.