FDBS is owned and operated by Newport native Chris Fagan.
Chris is an alumni of Skidmore College where he earned undergraduate degrees in both Studio Art and Anthropology. He then went on to study architectural drafting at Boston Architectural College. After that, he was awarded a Masters degree in Urban Design and Planning from the City University of New York, City College.
Chris served for five years on both the Newport Historic District Commission (HDC) and the Newport Critical Area Review Commission. He has been a professional mentor and guest critic at numerous local design schools including the Paul W. Crowley East Bay Met school, Roger Williams University School of Architecture and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).