Chris Allen

Associate ARB

Chris joined Jo Cowen Architects in 2019. Prior to this he gained international experience in Dubai where he led on a variety of projects from Satellite Health Clinics in Somaliland to an Animal Welfare Centre in Dubai Science Park. 

Before his time abroad Chris was Associate at Squire and Partners where he spent over 6 years working on major residential and commercial projects such as Landmark Pinnacle, a 75 storey mixed-use skyscraper in Canary Wharf and the Clarges Development, a ‘super prime’ residential and commercial development in Mayfair. 

In 2013, Chris won third prize in the RIBA ‘Forgotten Spaces’ competition. His proposal of a craft brewery and bowling venue beneath the Silvertown flyover was exhibited at Somerset House and published in architectural and national press. 

Chris completed his Part I at the University of Portsmouth and his Part II at the University of East London where he won the dean prize for best design project and was awarded a high distinction. His design thesis proposed a Humanitarian Architecture School on the Olympic fringe of East London that explored the civic role of a university at a time when universities had become privatised. This work was subsequently nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal in 2012. Chris completed his Part III at the University of Westminster in 2014. 

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