Chartered Architect with over 30 years experience working in architectural practice, in firms based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Hong Kong.
I am committed to conserving architecture and design excellence. Although I have a broad range of experience, I have particular expertise and interest in the care, restoration and sympathetic adaptation of historic buildings. I have worked on some of UK's most significant landmarks, such as: St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh; The Castle, Edinburgh; Fort George, near Inverness; and Wallington Hall, Northumberland.
I have developed a deep understanding of traditional materials and skills that I have been able to transfer to residential buildings and incorporate with a knowledge of modern materials and design.
Loft conversions, Kitchens, Sustainable design, Joinery design, Extensions, Planning applications, Re-planning / Internal alterations, New builds, Accessible design
Chris worked with us to deliver The Highlanders' Museum £ 2.75 M Upgrade Project. This was a comprehensive restoration and improvement exercise at Fort George, nr Inverness, which required a sensitivity to the heritage of the building and to those whom it commemorated and the needs of a multitude of future visitors. The result of Chris' work and that of others involved has been much praised.
Seymour Monro, The Highlanders' Museum, Fort George
Chris provided an innovative and cost effective solution to our requirement for more space given a modest budget to work with.
Philip Small, Garage Conversion, Edinburgh
Chris was one of the architects for a new Regimental Museum of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards in Edinburgh Castle. The work involved close collaboration with the MoD to meet their requirements for safety and security. Works also had to be carried out to the exacting standards required by Historic Scotland for works to a Scheduled Monument. Historic Scotland has a permanent presence at the Castle and attended the site on a regular basis. As project architect for the contract and by adopting a team based and solution orientated approach, Chris was able to steer a path through the potential pitfalls in the project by communicating and collaborating with all the relevant stakeholders.
Major elements of the work included the provision of level access in the historically sensitive fabric, significant structural and environmental services work (including innovative concealment of services), and high quality bespoke internal joinery that was designed to integrate seamlessly with the museum installation. Chris's attention to detail and close management of the project ensured the quality of the end product was excellent and fully met our brief.
The project was completed on time and slightly below budget.
Robin Maclean, Regimental Museum of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, Edinburgh