Chris is a Solent University alumnus, graduating from the Architectural Technology degree course in 2002. He became a Chartered Architectural Technologist, MCIAT, in 2013.
He initially studied and graduated as a building surveyor and worked in the construction industry for several years as a graduate building surveyor. During this time, his passion for architecture and design was unfulfilled so he made the decision to return to university, as a mature student, at Southampton Institute to study on the BA (Hons) Architectural Technology course.
Chris has worked at several local firms since graduating, most recently ArchitecturePLB, and has gained experience in many sectors, including retail, healthcare, schools, private residential, affordable/social housing and student residential, on varied project sizes, from small to large multi-million pound schemes. He has regularly worked as a lead designer (architectural appointment)/project leader (within practice) on all RIBA stages from 1 to 5, but has a particular interest in the technical design and delivery of buildings on site. He enjoys the on-site dynamic of a construction project as well as the challenge of liaison and co-ordination of a multi-disciplinary project team.
He is familiar with a variety of project procurement/delivery routes and has been involved with traditional, design and build and construction management contracts.
Chris is always keen to ensure the role of architectural technologists in the construction and architectural industry is championed, best achieved by having a passion and enthusiasm for design, architecture and construction with a willingness to positively engage with all parties involved on a project from client, other consultants, contractors and trades.