Christopher is a fully qualified Urban Designer and Planner, with over 12 years’ experience designing and leading complex urban projects, focussing on public realm, streets and transport.
He 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, 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, convincingly communicating the benefits of people-focussed public realm to a wide range of audiences, from key decision-makers to the general public, and confidently speaking about his beliefs and ideas for the design of cities and the public realm at events.
In 2011 he was appointed to the ‘Urban Design Group Journal’ Editorial Board, a publication to which he regularly contributes articles, and has been a guest-lecturer and tutor at The Bartlett School of Planning and Architecture for a number of years.
His reputation stems from his ideas and project work; which spans conception, design, management, and delivery; and where he has become known for humanising complex urban environments through seamlessly integrating landscape design and engineering. His recent project portfolio includes: the public realm + landscape design of a major new public space in London on the Old Street Roundabout; the 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, or at advanced stages of design. Together, they demonstrate Christopher’s ability to deliver people-centered, innovative, and successful solutions for our cities.