Christopher Platt

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Chair of Architecture & Director, studioKAP architects


Mackintosh School of Architecture, studioKAP architects

Research Interests

Architecture, Architectural Education, Architectural Thinking, Architectural Practice

Research Profile

Professor Christopher Platt is Chair of Architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art and director studioKAP architects ( He is involved in research-driven practice and practice-based research writing on a wide range of issues overlapping practice and academia. He has lectured and taught widely across the UK, Europe, Ethiopia, Malaysia and China. His academic appointments include invited memberships to several revalidation boards and external examination bodies. His media appearances include TV, radio and YouTube. A book, ‘Dwelling with Architecture’ written with Rod Kemsley was published by Routledge in March 2012.


C.Arch, Dip. Arch, RIBA, FRIAS, FHEA

Latest Additions

  1. Vessels and Landscapes: A Special Reciprocity

    Platt, Christopher (2018) Vessels and Landscapes: A Special Reciprocity. [Artefact]
  2. Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow

    Platt, Christopher (2015) Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow. Domus (993). pp. 10-15. ISSN 0012-5377
  3. Building On: Mackintosh Two International Symposia

    Platt, Christopher (2014) Building On: Mackintosh Two International Symposia. In: Building On: Mackintosh, 18.10.2014 (Venice) and 17.04.2015 (Glasgow), Venice and Glasgow.
  4. Dong Workshop, Guangzhou University: Three Lectures

    Platt, Christopher (2017) Dong Workshop, Guangzhou University: Three Lectures. In: Dong Workshop, Guangzhou University: Three Lectures, 14-19 July 2017, College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Guangzhou University.
  5. Envisioning Architecture Space/Time/Meaning

    Maver, Tom, Chapman, Paul, Platt, Christopher, Portela, Victor and Eaton, David, eds. (2017) Envisioning Architecture Space/Time/Meaning. Freight Publishing, Glasgow. ISBN 9780957666085
  6. The Library

    Platt, Christopher, Baines, Mark, Barr, John, Carter, Brian, Clarke, Paul, Rich, Peter, Schmitz, Karl-Heinz, Inns, Tom, Hadjichristou, Androulla, Luffingham, Bridget, Orchard, Joseph and Stocks, Jordan (2015) The Library. MSA Publications, Glasgow. ISBN 9780957666047
  7. Modes of Dwelling

    Phillips, Stacey, Hoey, Stephen, Mitchell, James Ross, McKeown, Henry, Alexander, Ian, Platt, Christopher, Stewart, Adrian and Webster, Miranda (2017) Modes of Dwelling. TBC.
  8. Everyday Encounters

    Platt, Christopher (2017) Everyday Encounters. In: Creative Minds The Personal Sketchbooks of Professors Andy MacMillan and Charles MacCallum. Freight Books, Glasgow. ISBN 9781911332527
  9. Narratives, Navigations and…Notations

    Platt, Christopher (2017) Narratives, Navigations and…Notations. Drawing, Research, Theory, Practice, 2 (1). pp. 189-194. ISSN 2057-0384
  10. Visualizing Traces of Destruction

    Urban, Florian and Platt, Christopher (2016) Visualizing Traces of Destruction. In: 42nd Annual Conference of the Association of Art Historians, 7-9 April 2016, University of Edinburgh, UK.