Chris has over 30 years’ experience as a Project Architect and Team Leader for practices in Whangarei, Auckland and London. He was also a Principal of his own practice for ten years, during this time establishing a practice with a reputation for high quality design and client satisfaction at project completion.
Joining Jasmax in 2002, Chris has contributed to the successful realisation of complex, and environmentally sensitive, projects, including Auckland’s Sylvia Park North and Starship Hospital alterations. In the last eight years, Chris has been immersed in the tertiary education sector, initially as Project Architect for the multi-award-winning AUT University Business School and more recently as Lead Project Architect across a range of transformational AUT University projects including the Sir Paul Reeves Building.
This project houses a wide range of flexible, adaptable, specialist and general learning environments and an extensive student-centric, social learning space. Working with AUT, Chris has utilised his understanding of international best practice to develop spaces which open up new possibilities for tertiary learning.
Leading projects, Chris likes to work with the client at the start of a project to ensure the whole client-and-design team develop a common vision and shared aspirations. Based on these shared aspirations Chris builds teams so every member contributes to innovative solutions to devise designs which dramatically improve people’s experiences.