Chris Bannister graduated from Manchester University in 1987 and joined the Practice in 1992. He became a Project Director in 1999, a Director in 2002 and a Partner in 2010.
Chris is the Partner responsible for the co-ordination of environmental design within the office and is a registered BREEAM Assessor. He has taught at Oxford Brookes University and has lectured widely.
Work at the practice has included the New Parliamentary Building, Westminster, a scheme for a new office building at Whitefriars in the City of London, two high-rise residential towers in Dubai, a scorer's box for Lord's Cricket Ground, and numerous international competition entries. He was the Project Director for the design of the new National Tennis Centre for the LTA in London that won the BCO 'Best of the Best Award' in 2008 and led the design teams for a new Innovation Centre in Luton and the Northgate mixed-use development in Chester.
He has just finished working on the Velodrome for the London 2012 Olympic Games where he was responsible for the day-to-day operation and co-ordination of the Design Team and he is now currently leading the team on the competition winning scheme for the recladding of the East Wing tower at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London.