Chris Gross


MEng (Hons) MPhil PhD

Chris is an experienced structural engineer who has fulfilled the lead engineer on a number of projects.

Graduating from the University of Bath in 2008, Chris joined our Bath office in 2015. Chris is interested in natural building materials. Previously he has worked as a researcher investigating the load bearing performance of ModCell straw bale panels and undertook his doctoral research at the University of Bath on composite timber framing and hemp-lime construction. In 2013 Chris won the Howard Medal from the Institution of Civil Engineers and in 2016 he won the Palmer Prize from the Institution of Civil Engineers, both for his work on straw bale construction. Following his PhD graduation Chris worked for a small engineering consultancy leading projects and gaining experience of a wide range of materials. Chris will be taking his professional exams in the near future with the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Chris is extending and renovating his own house using natural building materials. In his spare time he also enjoys cycling.