Chris Bearman

Chris trained at Kingston University and worked in London and Finland before joining Allies and Morrison in 1988. He has lectured in Finland, Norway, Switzerland and the UK.

Appointed a Partner at Allies and Morrison in 2001, Chris often leads the early development stages of projects. He is committed to Allies and Morrison’s approach to contextual design, believing that rich responses can emerge from both an understanding of a building’s immediate context and from its wider setting within a city. This premise formed the basis for the redevelopment of Highbury Stadium in north London.

Chris has a particular interest in housing design and leads the majority of the practice’s residential projects. He is also the Partner responsible for several large mixed use masterplans in the south east of England, and is involved in several overseas projects, including two hotels in Bangalore, India, and a number of luxury housing projects in Beirut, Lebanon.

Chris was also appointed a member of the South Eastern Design Review Panel in 2012.