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chris Dyson

chris Dyson

Central London, Spitalfields

Principal Architect


Since establishing Chris Dyson Architects in 2004, Chris has worked on a variety of projects. The practice has built a fine reputation for working in conservation areas on historic and listed buildings. The practice prides itself on a very high degree of attention to detail and a flair for innovative and modern design, applying design intelligence to every project.
In 2104 chris established a partnership with Gideon Purser and Mathew Witts, both former long term associates in the practice. Harry whittaker now heads up a small studio in Bath.
Chris has also collaborated with Sir Terry Farrell, James Stirling and Michael Wilford on numerous high profile projects since completing his studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow, with a particular interest in striking and original design concepts with particular care given to function, culture and environmental issues. Chris lives and works in Spitalfields central London, where his practice also works on the conservation an

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  • Comment on: Norman Foster calls for House of Lords architectural contest

    chris Dyson's comment 22 January, 2020 11:36 am

    This is a Fantastic Concept - as a Yorkshire man i have a slight bias ...however the north would be wonderful!

  • Comment on: VAT chance: Can tax reforms spur a retrofit renaissance?

    chris Dyson's comment 16 January, 2020 10:18 am

    I can not agree more with this proposal VAT is stupendously high for retrofit and restoration work - especially for listed buildings, which are in fact cultural assets for the nation, maintained at the owners expense.

  • Comment on: O’Donnell + Tuomey beats big names to win Liverpool Uni’s architecture school contest

    chris Dyson's comment 7 June, 2019 8:51 am

    A great choice adding to the distinguished architectural cannon of Liverpool university both intellectual and built

    Architecture schools throughout the country should examine their facilities and ensue they provide inspiring buildings for their future

  • Comment on: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners reveals South Kensington Tube scheme

    chris Dyson's comment 23 May, 2019 11:26 am

    At last!

    Having followed this project through the years I can see this proposal has been developed through careful study of the historic context of the station and surrounding street scene, reconnecting the site to its surroundings

    I think this looks sensible and sits well within the context

    I sincerely hope it goes through so we all may enjoy some buildings of real quality, sympathetic to context.

  • Comment on: Diller Scofidio + Renfro unveils £288m City of London concert hall

    chris Dyson's comment 21 January, 2019 10:54 am

    These seem like visionary and exciting proposals well worth supporting, particularly in this quarter of the City. The design represents a comprehensive approach by the City of London to open up and reinvigorate its Artistic 'soul' as a world class city, in terms of the Arts supported by the success of its financial world.
    Imagine on a weekend, one could walk from The Tate on the south bank across the millennium bridge to St Paul's, Paternoster square, and on towards The Barbican with this new building becoming a focal point to the improvement of this area.
    Its early days, and it looks like a sophisticated and ambitious project by talented architects, it should also compliment the new Museum of London located in Smithfield by Stanton Williams Architects, another exciting City initiative.

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