BEnvD, MArch, Architect MAA, MRAIC
Great design appears effortless,
but it is the consequence of understanding and questioning the brief, the awareness of site and place, through research, collaboration, testing concepts and ultimately elevating and inspiring the users.
I’m an internationally experienced architect with a track record of delivering large scale projects across various sectors, with a particular specialization in aviation. I have worked on major international airports from conceptual design through to construction administration giving me insight to the intricacies of the design process, accelerated project schedules, value engineering optimization, multi-disciplinary collaboration, and the passengers experience. As a creative thinker and problem solver, I lead my team to deliver inventive solutions that bring the projects vision to fruition. An airport represents the city and region, it needs to be evocative, feel effortless, and rational.
My Sectors: Commercial Mixed-Use, Transportation
My Services: Architecture
We Asked, Chris Answered:
What makes a great design?
“Great design is recognizing the projects vision, key drivers, and constraints. It is having a strong concept and ethos which drives the project throughout and creating a design which meets and exceeds the clients’ expectations. Through the design process we must test, explore, and evaluate all scenarios, so at the end we collectively know we have come to the most logical and rational approach.”
How would you describe your leadership style?
“The act of design is collaborative by nature. A good leader understands their colleagues’ wisdom and ways of thinking—knowing their strengths, finding opportunities for improvement, and assigning roles accordingly. Good leadership is sharing your knowledge and experience and approaching work with optimism. I strive keep my team passionate, motivated, and inquisitive.”