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Chris and Shannon ProkoschDesignWorks Construction Inc. is a collaborative team of designers, buiders, artists, craftsmen, subcontractors and suppliers led by Chris Prokosch and Shannon Green.  An experienced crew and the finest subcontractors and suppliers in the area round out this company that has built its reputation on the production of custom, one-of-a-kind design-built homes. Based primarily in Southwest Virginia, DesignWorks has also completed work in New Hampshire, Texas, California, and Nevis and St. Croix in the West Indies.

Chris Prokosch

Architectural Designer & Master Builder, DesignWorks Construction, Inc.        

Chris Prokosch has over 35 years of architectural design and construction experience in a variety of building types including custom-built homes, home additions, commercial plants, offices, fuel alcohol distilleries and a private school. As he is both a designer and a builder, Chris has the unique ability to take a project from undeveloped site and initial ideas to successful completion with minimal stress to client.


Chris attended the Putney School in Vermont. While earning his bachelor's degree in architecture at Virginia Tech, he worked as a Research Specialist doing performance tests on solar homes across Virginia.

In his spare time, Chris is a bassist with various jazz combos in Roanoke, Blacksburg, and Floyd including the Floyd-Montgomery Jazz Project.  He is an avid volleyball player and recreation league coach.



Shannon Green

Architectural Designer, DesignWorks Construction Inc.

Shannon Green brings over 27 years of architectural design experience to her work. With Chris, she leads the client through the process of refining and developing ideas to create a custom design that fits the site and clientís program of needs -- a design that is functional, beautiful, and ecologically responsive.

Prior to establishing DesignWorks Construction with Chris, Shannon was employed by the Dallas firms Corgan Architects and EDI Architects.  She worked on a variety of projects for those firms including the American Airlines Reservations expansion at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, Citicorp/Citibank International Office Expansion, and International Paper/Wood Products Headquarters.

She has a bachelorís degree in interior design with a minor in architecture history from Louisiana State University and a masterís in architecture from Virginia Tech.  She has also studied architecture at the University of London and in Lugano, Switzerland through the universitiesí respective summer study-abroad programs.

In her off time, Shannon enjoys swimming, yoga and painting.  She and Chris live in Floyd, Virginia with their three children.



Using materials reclaimed from the site or from other buildings is good environmentalism.