Chris studied architecture at the University of Sheffield and became an RIBA chartered architect in the mid-nineties. He has spent the last fifteen years or so teaching the History of Architecture for Boston University (USA) and, more recently, teaching the same subject for ARU – where he also contributes to the course on Environmental Building Performance.
Chris has lived in London for over twenty-five years and worked for a number of high-profile architectural practices in the city, including Nicholas Grimshaw Architects on the Berlin Stock Exchange and MacCormac Jamieson Prichard Architects (MJP) on Southwark Underground Station.
He also worked for over ten years for the Building Research Establishment (BRE) as head of the architectural design and research team, project managing development of environmental construction standards in Spain, Israel, Chile, Peru and Mexico.
Chris gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Architecture (PGCert) from the University of East London in 2001.
Between 2001 and 2011 Chris was a part-time tutor and lecturer on the MSc Course: Architecture, Advanced Environmental and Energy studies at the University of East London. He has also worked as a guest lecturer and visiting tutor in architecture for the universities of Sheffield and Portsmouth.
Chris has worked for over ten years for the Building Research Establishment (BRE) as head of the architectural design and research team, where contributed to a variety of research projects on energy efficiency in the built environment.