Chris Dove is a London based architectural illustrator.
Chris studied Post Graduate Diploma of Architecture at The Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, earning a Distinction for this thesis project.
His post graduate thesis project was shortlisted for the AECOM Student Award 2014, and Chris lectured at the AIA Center for Architecture, New York City, discussing the ideas of his drawings.
After graduating, Chris first worked as a lead illustrator for Scotland’s entry to Rem Koolhaas’s Venice Biennale, and then for Stirling Prize winning architects Wilkinson Eyre. Chris currently works for London based Jamie Fobert Architects.
Chris published a series of his drawings with Swiss based publishing company Braun, in a book titled ‘The Book of Drawings and Sketches; Architecture’ The book was released in 2013.
He was the youngest published designer in the book at 24 years of age, which also featured the work of Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Bernard Tschumi, Enric Miralles, Daniel Libeskind and Dominique Perrault.
In 2012 he won a nationwide competition and commission to design and build a large installation/public seating on Cheapside, Central London. The installation was crafted out of large blocks of stone, and was completed in October 2012, and gives life to a large public space outside Jean Nouvel’s ‘One New Change’ and St Paul’s Cathedral.