Shannon Christensen

CTA Architects Engineers


2018-2019 Co-Lead of the Learn Action Team

Shannon Christensen is an Associate and Project Manager at CTA Architects Engineers headquarters office in Billings, Montana. CTA is a multi-disciplinary firm with over 360 employees in 18 offices throughout the United States and Canada serving commercial, education, government, healthcare, retail, residential, and hospitality clients. Shannon is the Architectural Services Leader for the Billings and Gillette, Wyoming offices, managing workload, project staffing, and professional development. Shannon specializes in commercial projects, with a focus on the design and construction of financial institutions.

Shannon joined CTA in 2006 after graduating from Montana State University with her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design and Master of Architecture degrees. She became a licensed architect in Montana in late 2010. Shannon has gained her LEED AP BD+C credential and has completed LEED Platinum and Gold certified projects. She also holds a NCARB Certificate.

Shannon served as the second Associate Director on AIA Montana’s Board of Directors and has been serving as the State Architect Licensing Advisor (formerly IDP Coordinator) for Montana since 2009. Shannon is currently the Young Architect Regional Director for the AIA Northwest and Pacific Region. She also served on NCARB’s 2014 Internship Advisory Committee and 2015 Education Committee. Shannon is actively involved in the Advisory Council for the Montana State University School of Architecture and the Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools, connecting students of all ages with the architectural profession.