Chris Gross


MEng (Hons) MPhil PhD CEng MICE
Conservation Accredited Engineer

Chris is highly experienced and takes the engineering lead on a diverse range of projects including conservation and re-use. Chris is a Conservation Accredited Engineer.

Chris is interested in natural building materials and conservation of historic buildings and structures. 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 and in 2016 he won the Palmer Prize both from the Institution of Civil Engineers for his work on straw bale construction.

Since joining Integral in 2015 Chris has worked on a wide range of projects notably conservation work at the Grade I listed Boston Manor in Hounslow, work at the National Trust’s Dyrham Park, student accommodation at Bartholomew Row, Birmingham and Cheltenham Ladies’ College Health and Fitness Centre.

Chris has three chickens who provide him with fresh eggs every day as well as being keen companions to him whenever he is in the garden. In his spare time Chris enjoys making improvements to his house and cycling.