Perkins and Will
An equal love of the arts and the built environment has shaped Chris' career as an architect. Passionate about sculpture he became interested in how the use of space can generate the design of buildings. Chris has gone on to develop a successful interior architecture and design practice based around his principle of designing from the inside out.
His own personal interest in archaeology and history intertwined with his profession led him to win the design of the inside of the seminal Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, UK. Collaborating with Wilkinson Eyre, the museum was created to save the historic ship and her collection and preserve it for future generations. Chris used his knowledge of the Mary Rose to bring the story to life.
This opportunity sparked an interest in cultural projects for Chris. His expertise in archaeology has once again come in to play for The Stage Shoreditch, where he is leading the restoration of the 16th century Curtain Theatre where Shakespeare was based and where he put on many of his plays including one of the earliest performances of Romeo and Juliet.