RICS, CIAT, IHBC, RIBA affiliate
A Chartered Surveyor and Architectural Technologist of many years’ standing, Chris ran his own successful practice for six years, plying his trade in many aspects of architecture, both residential and commercial. Seeking to widen his experience, in 2000, Chris embarked upon educating himself in work to old buildings, becoming an associate with a major conservation practice and graduating from the University of Cambridge with a distinction in Historic Building Conservation. He also attained membership of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation in 2005, for whom he served as an Eastern Region committee member until 2012.
Chris prides himself in his ability to engage with a project to tease out the numerous design questions, revelling in their complexity and finding ingenious ways to eke out the best solution and the one that is easiest to build. An expert in CAD, with a huge interest in design - especially the work of our recent modernist predecessors – he continues his education with private study, building an ever-increasing library and making regular architectural voyages of discovery to England and Europe to visit early buildings in France, Spain and Italy.
Chris spent six happy years with RMJM, delivering a large portfolio of award-winning higher educational projects, but he yearned to return to full-time conservation work. Chris was therefore delighted to join his friend Oliver at Caroe Architecture Ltd, where his work focuses on the design and delivery of a wide range of diverse but perhaps above all architecturally stimulating and challenging projects.
Major projects include Scampston Hall, the Norris Museum and St Margaret Patten’s. Chris has worked on Condition Report and Quinquennial Inspections at St Paul’s Cathedral, Ripon Cathedral, Saffron Walden Almshouses and for the National Trust.