Christian joined west+machell in 1992 as a Part III student. On becoming a fully qualified architect in 1993, Christian has progressed through the firm from Project Architect to Associate to Director in 2005.
Christian’s particular areas of expertise are social housing, masterplanning and PFI work. He has been an active participant in numerous public consultation events ranging from small scale meetings to ‘Planning for Real’ exercises involving whole communities and is familiar with the design review process as advocated by CABE. Christian’s ability to present ideas in a persuasive manner has led to a proven track record of obtaining planning approvals on challenging sites.
Christian is experienced in Computer Aided Design (CAD,) visualisation and computer modelling, which he uses from the earliest stages of the design process through to final presentation material. He has a strong understanding of the design and technical issues that arise during the construction
process and has used BIM on a number of projects to streamline the project workflow, while minimising risk and maximising co-ordination.
Within the practice Christian has the responsibility for developing the skills and capability of our staff.