Chris Whiteside

Chris Whiteside

New York, NY, US

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As a designer with professional experience at celebrated offices in both the UK and USA, I have developed the analytical, technical and intuitive skills required to deliver high-quality buildings.  My particular interest lies in the use of emerging technologies and how they can be employed to promote equitable and sustainable architecture. This led to my recent work at the Bartlett, which has explored advanced procedural and data-driven design, investigating how machine learning can be applied alongside principles of ecological systems, in order to develop novel design tools.

I am skilled in early-stage concept and schematic design as well as having experience with detailed design and the production of construction documents. Technically, I have advanced skills in procedural design and rendering with Houdini, Rhino, Grasshopper, Vectorworks and Unreal Engine, among other software packages. I am currently learning Revit. 

I am open to freelance work in any of these areas, please contact me with any job proposals. 



Hariri & Hariri Architecture, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

At Hariri & Hariri Architecture in New York City, I had the opportunity to lead the concept and schematic design of multiple projects, including a 65,000m² mixed-use building in the upcoming Boston Seaport development, as well as working on a commercial project from the initial concept design stage through to completion. I also worked on the design of a number of private residences, and an experimental modular folding home.

Mar 2018 - Aug 2020

Adrian James Architects, Oxford, UK, Architectural Assistant

Worked closely with the director primarily on the early stage design of projects, from conception through to planning submission. Developed designs in 2D and 3D. Responsible for the timely production of final drawings, visuals and documents for competition and planning submissions. Undertook project research and completed detail design drawings. Managed client relationships, participated in design team and client meetings.

Feb 2015 - May 2016


The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL, London, GB, MArch, Architectural Design

My recent work has explored how machine learning can be applied alongside principles of ecological systems, in order to develop novel design tools. Through my research at the Bartlett, I have developed advanced skills in procedural design using Houdini and Grasshopper, and have applied these skills to my thesis project, which proposes a sketch design tool powered by deep learning and site-specific environmental data.

Sep 2020 - Sep 2021

University of Bath, Bath, UK, BArch, BSc (Hons) in General Architectural Studies (RIBA Part 1)

At the University of Bath my thesis project explored the creation of a circular ecosystem for the production of cultured meat.

Sep 2013 - May 2017

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