Christopher Ash, Director
Christopher Ash, MA DipArch (Cantab) RIBA
Christopher Ash completed his architectural training at Cambridge University in 1991, passing with Commendation.
Whilst working for a number of highly regarded London based architectural practices, including Michael Squire and Partners, Christopher collaborated on a number of competition and speculative projects under the banner of ‘Orange’.
In 1997 he set up the Project Orange office and began to take on domestic and commercial projects in London. More ambitious recent projects include the design and construction of a multi-award winning residential / retail development in Sheffield, a mixed-use development in Kings Cross, London and the creation of a highly bespoke headquarters building behind retained facades in central Oxford. Having completed the successful Chiswick Moran hotel in London, construction has recently commenced on a substantial 85 bedroom extension and Conference Centre on the adjacent site. Christopher has overseen this project through design, planning and public inquiry through to construction with Project Orange acting as both architect and interior designer.
He is currently designing new residential projects in the UK and Russia. Further new work has been generated in Sheffield where a £3.5m development of contemporary town houses has been completed and garnered a Civic Trust Award as well as RIBA and White Roses Awards. His latest mixed-use scheme in the city, 192 Shoreham Street, was named Sheffield Building of the Year 2012 and won an RIBA Regional Award in 2013.
He currently chairs the RIBA Premises Committee, was a member of the RIBA Finance and Operations Committee and has organised and contributed to the annual RIBA Guerrilla Tactics Conference promoting small practice.