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 has a fascination for cities, and has built a reputation for rooting his work in detailed fieldwork and analysis; always walking through the streets; sitting in the public spaces; drinking in the cafes; eating in the restaurants; and speaking with people, so that he first and foremost understands a place, its culture and its citizens. 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 pasionate about discussing and presenting his beliefs and ideas for the design of our cities and the public realm; speaking with people as part of project work as well as delivering keynote presentations. Also, he often writes about cities and the public realm, being invited in 2011 to guest-edit the Urban Design Group Journal on the topic of ‘Urban Transport Interchange Design’, subsequently being appointed to the Editorial Board.
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.