Full name: Christopher D. Gray
February 2004 – present: Part-time studio tutor. Edinburgh College of Art
July 2005 – December 2008: Architectural Assistant. MAKE Architects, Edinburgh
March – July 2006: Research Assistant. Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
July – October 2004: Architectural Assistant. Foster & Partners, Quartermile Project Office, Edinburgh
March & June 2004: EDAW Ltd. Edinburgh
March – September 2003: Landscape Architect. Olin Partnership
November 2000 – March 2003: Landscape Designer. Olin Partnership, Suite 1123, Public Ledger Building, 150 South Independence Mall West, Philadelphia. PA 19106. USA
August – September 2000: Studio assistant. Summer workshops Cergy-Pontoise
July-August 2000: Freelance landscape assistant. EDAW Ltd, Glasgow.
October 1998 – July 1999: Year-out landscape assistant. EDAW Ltd, Glasgow.
March 2010: APEAS, Part 3 Examination in Professional Practice and Management for Architecture
July 2006 – November 2006: Master of Architecture, by dissertation, Edinburgh College of Art/Edinburgh University. (ARB Part 2)
September 2005 – July 2006: DipArch, Edinburgh College of Art/Edinburgh University
July 2005: First Class BArch(Hons), Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot-Watt University
September 2003 – June 2004: Bachelor of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art. (ARB Part 1 June 2004)
October 1995 – June 2000: First Class MA(Hons) Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot-Watt University
Article: September 2005. “Best of the Architecture Graduates” featured in Blueprint magazine.
Award: July 2005. Andrew Grant Bequest Fund award
Part-time teaching: January – February 2005. Edinburgh College of Art. CAD class for Year 1 MLA.
Award: March 2004. Edinburgh Architectural Association J R Mackay Medal
Studio tutor: December 2004 – ongoing. Edinburgh College of Art. MA2 & MA3 for lecturers Lisa Mackenzie and Kenny Fraser MA3 design crit for lecturer
Competition: November 2004. RMJM Award for Art & Architecture 2004. 1st Prize, with Ruth Bide, Rebecca MacDonald & Martine Pugh
Nomination: September 2004. Work submitted for the RIBA President’s Bronze Medal for the Best Design Project at Part 1.
Award: June 2004. Andrew Grant Bequest Fund award
Article: June 2004. “Folding Landscapes – defining a new language of surface?” in Landscape – the journal of the Landscape Institute.
Exhibition: May & June 2004. Installation of “72 propositions for ideal homes” at the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland, 4-27th May 2004.
Jury member: February 2004. Edinburgh College of Art. MLA second term design crit for lecturer Sally Butler.
Competition: June 2003. World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition. Individual entry to open international competition to design for a single memorial that will remember and honor all loss of life on September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993.
Jury member: November 2001, May & December 2002: Temple University. Undergraduate design crits at Temple University for Prof. Skip Graffam.
Article: 2002. Occasional book reviewer for Landscape Design magazine.
Competition: October 2001. Queens Plaza Ideas Competition. Collaborated with David Baird to enter Van Allen Institute international ideas competition for a complex urban site in Queens, New York.
Studio Assistant: August-September 2000. Les Ateliers d’Ete de Cergy-Pontoise. Worked in the studios with the student teams, allowing more effective exchange of ideas between team members, helping to resolve conflicts, creating a flow of information from the expert committee and giving feedback on presentations and progress. Wrote lecture/presentation précis and aided general organization of workshops and study trips.
Award: June 2000. Helen A. Rose Bequest award for overall excellence
Workshop: August 1998. Les Ateliers d’Ete de Cergy-Pontoise. Member of 1st prize-winning team in month long workshop for students and recent graduates in landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, planning and economics. The workshops have been running for over 18 years and take a different theme each year relating to the ongoing development of new town of Cergy-Pontoise, about 20 miles outside of Paris.
Workshop: “Jardins…à suivre” France-Luxembourg garden festival workshops October 1999 & March 2000. Member of design and construction team with brief to create an ephemeral garden within the historic quarries of Euville, France.
Award: September – December 1997. Andrew Grant Bequest Fund award to attend Guelph University