Chris formed Weston Williamson with Andrew Weston in 1985 having previously worked in New York with Welton Becket and with Sir Michael Hopkins in London. Chris has taught at the DeMontford University and at the University of North London. Chris is currently a visiting professor at East London University and a member of the Southwark Design Review Panel. Chris sits on the executive committee of the Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum.
In addition to being a Chartered Architect and a member of the Company of Architects Chris has a Master’s degree in Project Management and is also a qualified urban designer and a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute . Chris has acted as an expert witness for TWA and Planning enquiries.
Chris is currently a member of RIBA Council and chair of the RIBA Competitions Review Panel and sits on the International Committee. Chris is the RIBA’S Business Skills Ambassador. More information is available at architectskills.com.
Chris’s research and opinion has been published widely including the RIBA Journal and Urban Design International amongst others.
At Weston Williamson Chris is responsible for Design Management ensuring that all projects are properly resourced and all work is completed to the highest standards in a collaborative studio culture.Please visit westonwilliamson.com and follow WW+P on twitter.
Chris is leading the Weston Williamson initiative to promote transport oriented development which pins together all the various strands of WW+P's work. More information can be found at www.transportorienteddevelopment.com
Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 20 April 2017, Thu, Apr 20 '17
With the London Festival of Architecture opening in June – during which Weston Williamson and Partners have events planned – the organisers have commissioned a survey of the contribution that architecture makes to the UK economy. When we met last year, Tamsie Thompson the Director of ...
Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 20 March 2017, Mon, Mar 20 '17
I am writing this month's Brexit Blog at MIPIM, the annual international property conference. The bill to leave received Royal Assent during the week with ironic timing. MIPIM is a good opportunity to find out about the real drivers of the property market and study changes post ...
Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 14 February 2017, Tue, Feb 14 '17
I am writing this en-route to Australia where we are trying to win our biggest project to date. So I’m in a particularly - but not unusual - optimistic mood. I sense more optimism around generally following the PM’s long awaited speech spelling out our Brexit aims and also her visit to ...
Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 13 January 2017, Fri, Jan 13 '17
With 2 months to go before Article 50 is enacted we are no nearer knowing what Brexit means.Obviously the Government is not likely to reveal details which might undermine their negotiating position but it would be well advised to outline its objectives and strategy. A statement has been promised ...
Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 7 December 2016, Wed, Dec 7 '16
I remember standing stunned in a state of disbelief and despair outside 10 Downing Street in May 1979 amongst a cheering throng of enthusiastic supporters watching Margaret Thatcher appear as the new Prime Minister. As Jeremy Thorpe the Liberal leader awaiting trial at the Old Bailey said at the ...
Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 23 November 2016, Wed, Nov 23 '16
When I started to write this monthly update about the impact of the referendum result I thought we would all soon run out of things to say and the 2-3 year process would be tedious. Far from it. This month there have for me been four standout issues.
In a previous article I wrote about the Brexit referendum, I concluded by saying it could be the crowning achievement of a long and glorious reign for Elizabeth II. I would like to be clear: I voted to remain in the European Union.
Brexit exposed a Britain divided, and architects must now "redouble our efforts to be at the forefront of quality and innovation." – op-ed by Chris Williamson of Weston Williamson + Partners, Fri, Jul 15 '16
I was in New York at the time of the Brexit vote. I found out the result at two in the morning and was incredibly disappointed, but not surprised.