Christopher joined HLM to open the Sheffield Studio in 1981, became Chairman in 1991, moved to Group Chairman in 2017 after helping establish, and continues to serve as Director on the current HLM Board.

Christopher leads our Defence and Justice Sectors. He is hands-on in many of HLM’s flagship projects both in the UK and internationally, and is a champion of social architecture.

His dedication to design excellence carries on outside the practice, and he delivers lectures and seminars in the design of healthcare, justice and defence facilities across the world. He is also leading the debate on current issues and challenges through HLM Thought Leadership programmes in HLM’s Foresight and Innovation Group.

Did you know?
Alongside Architecture, Christopher’s first love has been playing guitar since the age of 14, including early experiences at London’s Ronnie Scotts and the Marquee in the 1960’s. Chris plays blues and rock guitar in 3 bands with industry colleagues across the UK – and regularly at MIPIM since 2015.