Christopher is a fully qualified Urban Designer and Planner, with over 10 years’ experience designing and leading complex urban projects, focussing on public realm, streets and transport interchanges.
A lifelong urbanist, Christopher roots his work in detailed fieldwork and analysis, so that he first and foremost understands a place, its citizens, and their culture. His work is then focussed around this understanding - delivering on his belief that good urbanism puts people at its core, and that the path to creating successful, healthy, enjoyable, and functional cities is one that shapes a city around its people and their culture.
He believes that communication and relationship is fundamental to improving cities, and is confident about discussing and presenting his beliefs and ideas for the design of our cities and the public realm, as well as writing extensively about it.
In 2011 he was appointed to the Urban Design Group Editorial Board, and has been a guest-lecturer and tutor at The Bartlett School of Planning and Architecture for a number of years.
Christopher’s reputation stems from his ideas and design work, and these have been applied at numerous scales throughout the UK. His recent project portfolio includes: the public realm + landscape design of a major new public space in London on the Old Street Roundabout; the comprehensive reimagining of Sauchiehall Street, as well as numerous other streets and spaces in Glasgow City Centre, to create a people-focused and enjoyable public realm; and the design of the public realm at numerous rail stations, including future Crossrail stations. All of these projects have been built, are under construction, or at the advanced stages of design. Together, they demonstrate Christopher’s ability to deliver people-centered, innovative, and successful solutions for our cities.