Chris Riley

Chris joined Edward Architecture in 2008 after graduating from Leeds School of Architecture and went on to complete his qualification to become a chartered Architect in 2010. During this time, Chris has been an integral part of the company’s growth bringing a creative yet pragmatic approach to design.

In his 12 years in the industry Chris has developed a specialism in the residential sector, successfully delivering schemes for an impressive range of local authorities, housing associations and housebuilding clients.

Chris has expert knowledge of the planning process having successfully acted as lead consultant during the planning stage for several residential projects. His ability to thoroughly research and understand local planning policy and supplementary design guidance enables him to establish the important planning issues, ensuring that Planning Permission is secured at the first attempt. His meticulous project-management skills enable him to co-ordinate the design team, manage other consultants and liaise directly with the planning case officer and relevant consultees.

Chris heads up the practice’s residential team which take projects from initial feasibility stage, through the planning process and technical design stage to construction. His role has included the development of house type ranges from conception to construction drawing packages for our clients such as Stonebridge Homes, Newett Homes and a a National Space Standard range for Gleeson Homes.

In 2012, Chris led Edward Architecture’s entry for the international RIBA Cronton Colliery Competition which was awarded the Runner’s Up prize. Chris was also project architect on a residential scheme for Leeds City Council on Broadlea Street which was a finalist in the 2018 Inside Housing Awards and also shortlisted at the 2018 Yorkshire Residential Property Awards. Chris has also had an article published in an architectural journal.