Christopher is a fully qualified Urban Designer and Planner, with 10 years’ experience designing cities, focussing on their public realm, streets and transport interchanges.
A lifelong urbanist, Christopher has a deep fascination for cities and has built a reputation for rooting his work in detailed analysis and fieldwork so that he first and foremost understands a place, its culture and its citizens. He then focuses his work 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.
Throughout his career Christopher has shown himself to be an excellent communicator. Often writing about his ideas for the design of our cities and the public realm, Christopher regularly speaks on the subject as well - speaking to a wide variety of audiences, from local communities to governments. In 2011, he was invited to guest-edit the Urban Design Group Journal on the topic of ‘Transport Interchange Design’, and was subsequently appointed to the Editorial Board. In 2015, he edited the issue on ‘Greening the City’.
Christopher’s reputation stems from his designs and ideas, 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 in Glasgow; the detailed design of the public realm at numerous rail stations, including future Crossrail stations; and an Open Space + Public Realm Strategy for Fitzrovia. 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.