practice profile|projects|the team Chris Monckton Associates
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Marsham Street




Practice Profile

Chris Monckton Associates is an award winning design practice based in Merseyside and London with extensive experience in many projects including museums and art galleries and INTEGER "intelligent and green" housing projects.

We are design led and continually test our skills in competition. The practice members have won three design competitions and been shortlisted in six others. We have won an RIBA award commendation for the Queen Elizabeth Temperate House, Windsor. We are regularly involved in Lottery Fund bids and other funding applications.

We have evolved effective systems for 'Integrated Project Management' to deliver projects within budget, on time and to the highest quality standards. We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in design and in quality of service. We are founder members of a nationwide initiative in the application of intelligent technology and environmental techniques ('INTEGER Intelligent & Green Projects') to housing, hotels and exposition projects.

Nick Thompson has led project teams to create "one of the most elegant exhibition spaces in the world" museum galleries to display sculptures from two of the seven wonders of the ancient world and "one of the finest glass houses in England" for HRH The Queen.

Chris Monckton has particular experience in 'exposition' projects through his work at the Harris Museum in Preston. In 1995 he led our design team on a major international competition for the National Museum of Korea incorporating the latest 'intelligent and green' technology. He has recently completed a major refurbishment programme at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.


Why Cole Thompson / Chris Monckton Associates?

Specialist experience
Experts in 'exposition' projects - museums, art galleries INTEGER "intelligent and green" housing projects.

Commitment to Merseyside
In practice in Merseyside since 1990, with a wide range of local projects including regeneration and refurbishment of local communities.

Design innovation
We have a good track record in design competitions, particularly in the 'exposition' field.

Funding experience
Our team has extensive experience in lottery, DoE, DTi, EU, EPSRC and private sponsorship funding.

Masterplan and urban design experience.
We have urban design experience in seven cities, including masterplan and competition success, plus community regeneration skills.

Listed Buildings
Much of our work has involved the sensitive refurbishment and adaptation of historic buildings.

Intelligent & Green systems
We are leading initiatives in the application of 'INTEGER' systems to housing, community regeneration, hotels and exposition projects.

Hands-on leadership
We are a small highly focused practice. Every project is directlyled by the principal or by an associate.

Project Management
We have developed an 'Integrated Project Management' approach to effective project delivery.

Client satisfaction
Our clients appreciate the service we provide and the projects which we help them to create.




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