Chris Williamson is one of the founders of WestonWilliamson+Partners, the leading transport architects in the UK. Chris will be joining us at the 9th International Urban Design Conference this November and presenting a paper on ‘Transport Oriented Development (TOD) – Toward a Green City’.
Weston Williamson propose a green city, a true garden city focused around a high speed station. No CO2 emitting vehicles in the 2.5km diameter centre. A place to walk, to cycle, to take safe, efficient, reliable shared transport.
Chris Williamson explains: “The increasing population in cities has been creating new demands on urban infrastructure. We need a fresh approach to the design of our cities making them more humane. Through TOD, we at Weston Williamson, are establishing a new vision for city-living based on original research and our in-depth experience working on some of the greatest infrastructure projects internationally.”
As a registered architect, Chris has over 35 years’ experience in practice and 30 years in infrastructure, which includes stations design and delivery, high-speed rail, complex interchanges, underground, overground and light rail stations. Over time, Chris and his partners have developed a successful and cross-disciplinary process aimed at the development of commercial and residential opportunities surrounding transport projects, through collaborative, innovative, functional and thoughtful design.
Since forming Weston Williamson in 1985, Chris has primarily been specialising in infrastructure and urban planning projects within the UK and abroad, for clients such as High Speed 2, Crossrail, London Underground, Network Rail, Docklands Light Railway, London Overground, Transport for London, Dubai Transport Authority and the Malaysian Transport Authority and the LTA in Singapore.
While overseeing the WW+P international operations in Australia and Singapore, Chris also plays a very active role in various professional organisations, and his main areas of interest are: collaborative working, thought-leadership and innovation in design, promoting business skills in architecture and supporting young and emerging talent.
He is a registered Project Manager and a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, having gained an MA in Urban Design in 1995.
A member of the Council of the RIBA, Chris has been appointed the RIBA Ambassador for Business Skills. For more information please visit –
http://www.westonwilliamson.com/people/founder-partners/chris-williamson/ and Architectskills.com
For more information on the 9th International Urban Design Conference and to secure your spot please visit the Conference Website.