Chris won the first year design prize and graduated with 1st Class Honours from UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture where he continued to achieve distinctions and commendations for post graduate studies and his RIBA Part 3 professional qualification in 2000 when he first joined David Morley Architects.
From Michaelis Boyd Associates where he specialised in residential, bar, restaurant and hotel design, including a house for David & Samantha Cameron and an exclusive hotel for the members club Soho House, since joining David Morley Architects, Chris has led a wide variety of projects in the capacity of Project Architect or Associate in Charge. Most recently, he been the Project Associate in charge of the Water Polo Venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the ISIS Education Centre in London’s Hyde Park and a sustainable Grade II Listed Georgian House conversion in Central London. In addition, since 2008, Chris has been the Associate in charge of the Leicester NHS Partnership Trust’s Centre of Excellence Masterplan for new mental healthcare facilities at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital and prior to this, he was the Project Architect for a new multi-faculty academic building combining teaching and office/academic support accommodation for Plymouth University.
Chris has always been a keen sportsman, having been a Welsh national badminton player and captain of the University of London team during his time there as well as a promising cricketer. He has therefore always had a particular interest, supported by first-hand experience and a passion, for the design of high quality sports facilities, recognising the important role sport can play in the development of individuals and communities.
In addition to his project and management based activities at David Morley Architects, Chris has led the practice’s Continued Professional Development programme, currently mentors the practice’s RIBA Part 3 candidates and has taught architectural design and technology at the Universities of Nottingham and Greenwich.