Christopher Platt RSA (Elect) was a student under Professors Andy MacMillan RSA and Isi Metzstein RSA at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow. He has held senior positions in architectural studios in England, Ethiopia and Germany realising competition-winning student residences for Oxford University, children’s day nurseries in Berlin and London and the largest Christian church in Addis Ababa. He is a registered architect in Great Britain and was previously a member of the Architektenkammer in Berlin.


In 2001, with Rod Kemsley, he founded StudioKAP Architects which he leads with fellow Director Helen Campbell. The practice has been recognised with national awards and international publications. Platt has written extensively and the book, ‘Dwelling with Architecture’ (co-written with Rod Kemsley, Routledge 2012) explored fundamental architectural issues through the lens of ‘dwelling’ while ‘Architects on Dwelling’ (Park Books 2022) examined architects’ thinking and design processes.


Complementing his work in practice, Platt has also had a long-standing involvement in architectural education globally. He was the Head of the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art and is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Glasgow. He has been a judge of both the RIBA President’s Research Awards and the RIBA President’s Silver Medal and chaired Portugal’s Architecture and Urbanism Research Evaluation Panel. He was instrumental in establishing an MoU with the University of Rwanda, Glasgow School of Art’s first MoU with a Global South University.


Christopher Platt is particularly committed to the ethos of client collaboration in the design process and this has become a characteristic of StudioKAP since its earliest award-winning domestic projects. He has been instrumental in developing inter-disciplinary design teams and collaborations with other architectural practices in the UK and in Africa.