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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Narratives, Navigations and…Notations

    Platt, Christopher (2017) Narratives, Navigations and…Notations. Drawing, Research, Theory, Practice, 2 (1). pp. 189-194. ISSN 2057-0384
  5. 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.
  6. 'Home' 'Albert Road'

    Platt, Christopher (2016) 'Home' 'Albert Road'. [Video]
  7. Learning from Robert Maguire

    Platt, Christopher (2016) Learning from Robert Maguire. Architecture Today (265). p. 13. ISSN 0958-6407
  8. Architecture's Continuing Contribution in X Agendas for Architecture

    Platt, Christopher (2016) Architecture's Continuing Contribution in X Agendas for Architecture. In: X Agendas for Architecture. Artifice, London, pp. 55-57. ISBN 9781908967763
  9. Four Houses: Dialogues, Doubts and Details

    Platt, Christopher (2015) Four Houses: Dialogues, Doubts and Details. [Artefact]
  10. House in North Glasgow

    Platt, Christopher (2014) House in North Glasgow. [Artefact]