Chris Mount graduated with a BArch in Architecture from Nottingham Trent University in 2010.
His interest in buildings and designing started from a young age whilst helping out on building sites for his Uncle and Granddad. His first real taste for architectural design however was during sixth form, when he redesigned an old Wesleyan church into a home.
His final project, Matlock Spa was submitted for the President’s Medals Student Awards. The building utilised the naturally occurring hot springs found in the Matlock area and focused on producing areas, spaces and pools that evoked different and specific emotions through the use of lighting, materiality, sound, taste and smell.
In 2010 he did a years placement at GSS Architecture, working on masterplan schemes, schools, house builds and church renovations. During the first year of studying at Westminster he has worked part time for HAP Architects in High Wycombe, gaining invaluable technical knowledge on small to medium sized builds and the planning process.
His architectural interests lie in creating sensitive and evocative architecture that inspire and intrigue, creating and manipulating spaces to improve the well being of people using them. The ability to design efficient structures with the aid of computer technology and parametric modelling is of interest and led him to choose Design Studio 10.
Other interests include running, climbing, rugby and guitar.