Historic Preservation

Chirstopher Gray

Christopher Gray




Christopher Gray, FRICS
Associate Reality Capture + Preservation GBG-US

Chris Gray is a Land use consultant with over 30 years of experience in the reality capture of complicated buildings both in the USA and Internationally.  He is a fellow of RICS - the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the largest international professional land use organization with over 150,000 professional members setting standards for land management including Valuation, brokerage, geomatics survey and cost control. He specializes in the use of innovative survey tools, to include laser scanning and photogrammetry, to generate highly accurate CAD, BIM and more recently augmented and virtual reality. His career includes head of survey procurement at English Heritage (now Historic England) and head of Documentation at the Getty Conservation Institute. He has had over 10 years as a professional surveyor in Los Angeles. He is co-chair of the APTI Tech Committee for Documentation, a Board member and  ex president of SoCAL RICS and WCAPT. He is a Board member of the RICS Geo Board representing the Americas.

Past projects include hundreds of surveys at English Heritage, including Dover Castle and Stonehenge; at the Getty Conservation Institute projects included conceiving and incepting ReCORDIM, the survey of the pyramid at Copan, Honduras. In commercial survey in California, Gray managed the survey at Hearst Castle, a BIM for the 1000,000 ft2  Beverley Centre in LA; the survey of the Church Cathedral of St Paul, Famagusta Cyprus. He taught internationally and has published articles for organizations including the RICS and the Getty Conservation Institute.