Christopher Shaw

As chair of Architects for Health and founding partner of Medical Architecture, Christopher has an unrivalled understanding of the healthcare sector. He is a skilled leader with more than 20 years’ experience, underpinned by an ethos of innovation, evidence-based design principles, clinical service and human experience across healthcare design. With both strategic and practical expertise across acute and forensic mental health and academic research of medical facilities, Christopher’s particular expertise lies in developing strategic planning, enabling design to effectively enhance clinical outputs and the human experience of medical care.

Applying principles of responsive design, Christopher actively engages in user consultation groups, facilitating stakeholder engagement sessions that outline ‘the perfect day’, ensuring an integrated design process that leads to informed and enhanced environments for staff and patient care paths.

Christopher provides a lateral and inclusive platform for strategy, communication and reporting for clients, stakeholders and clinical staff within a project.