B.A (Hons) and B.Arch (Hons) in Architecture, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Certificates in Building Biology (Buildings and Health), Permaculture and Passivhuas Design.
Chris is a chartered Architect with 25 years of experience grappling with sustainability and ecological design at all scales from infrastructure and masterplanning to one-off private houses, technical research, community facilitation and expert consultancy.
Clients have included Scottish Government, community groups and charities, large corporate bodies wanting strategic energy efficiency advice to individuals needing an extension.
Chris has worked in most sectors and has purposefully maintained a diverse workload, becoming experienced in services design, working as a builder and developing particular expertise in ultra-low energy buildings, refurbishment of existing buildings and all manner of ecological approaches to design and construction.
He was Chair of the Scottish Ecological Design Association and sits on the Design Review Panel for Architecture and Design Scotland, the Scottish Government’s independent watchdog on Design Quality in the Built Environment.
He is currently working part-time at the Glasgow School of Architecture teaching final year students and carrying out ‘Building Performance Evaluation’ or research into why buildings don’t seem to be as efficient, or pleasant to occupy as Architects thought they would be!
Chris has experience of:
- all stages of a project, from feasibility study to post-completion evaluation
- sustainable design and consultancy at all scales
- new build as well as refurbishment
- community groups, commercial and residential clients
- delivery of buildings so energy efficient they do not need a central heating system
- design of healthy buildings, and zero-waste buildings