Chris Hardie

Born 1977, British
Education and Qualifications:
Registered Architect/ARB and Member of Royal Institute of British Architects
2007 Professional Practice Part III (Distinction)
2001 DipArch Advanced Architectural Studies (Distinction)
2000 BSc (Hons) Architecture (First Class)
The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
The College of Architecture, The llinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
The Faculty of Architecture & Spatial Design, London Metropolitan University, London
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, London, 2008 – present
Haworth Tompkins Architects, Associate, London 2003 – 2008
David Chipperfield Architects, London 2001 – 2003
Wilkinson Eyre Architects, London 1998 – 1999
STL Architects, Chicago, USA 1997-1998
Visiting Critic, Dalhousie University School of Architecture, Nova Scotia, 2010
Visiting Critic, The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Aberdeen, 2003 – present
Visiting Critic, Brighton University School of Architecture, Brighton, 2005
Visiting Critic, Sheff ield University School of Architecture, Sheff ield, 2006
Chris Hardie joined Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in 2008 to lead, with the
Partners, the design development of projects within the London off ice. Chris has ten
years professional experience and most recently was an Associate at the award winning
London practice Haworth Tompkins Architects where he was Project Architect and
Associate in charge for the acclaimned Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre on London’s
South Bank. Other notable projects include the redevelopment of the London Library in
St. James Square, and a new retail and residential development as part of the Paradise
Street redevelopment in Liverpool. Chris also led the competition winning proposal for
the new Battersea campus for the Royal College of Art, a proposal for the new Lausanne
Opera House and Bishops Palace House, a new retail and leisure development in
Kingston upon Thames.
Prior to this, Chris worked at the London studio of David Chipperfi eld Architects where
he was a key team member on the Des Moines Public Library in Iowa, USA responsible
for the facade design and a retail and residential development in Almere, a town
outside Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Chris has been involved in and led a number
of international competitions at both David Chipperfi eld Architects and Haworth
Tompkins Architects. As an individual in 2005, Chris won the international competition
for a new cultural pavilion in Coney Island, New York, and his subsequent thesis entitled
”The Pavilion: Symbol of Recreation and Regeneration” was published by Princeton
Architectural Press in 2007.
Chris has been involved in and led a number of projects for Schmidt Hammer Lassen,
including the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Netherlands, and a new
Chemistry Department building for the University of Oxford. Most recently Chris has led,
with the partners, the design and public consultation process for the new Halifax Central
Library in Nova Scotia, the Highlands Branch Library in Edmonton, Alberta, and a new
commercial and residential development in the new city of Tongzhou, on the western
outskirts of Beijing.