Chad Everhart studied at North Carolina State University, where he earned a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture.

He is lead architect for a small, progressive architecture firm headquartered in Boone, North Carolina. His firm’s philosophy is to create a contextual architecture, one that merges with the physical and cultural landscape unique to each project. Achieved through the use of indigenous forms, materials, and construction techniques, the firm’s strategy is to use the building vernacular inherent to an area as a catalyst for creating modern, sustainably designed buildings.

Chad Everhart is also a tenured faculty member in the Building Science program at Appalachian State University where he holds the position of Chairperson for the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment. His research and scholarly work is directly linked to his practice, with projects featured in numerous press publications, books, journals, and exhibitions. He has won several design awards and presented his research across the United States. While much of his research is self-generated, he also conducts significant projects with students that focus on integrative design and sustainability.