Polysemic is an interdisciplinary design studio making strategies and places for performance and community.

Architecturally trained, theatrically experienced, technically curious and artistically minded.

We make the places where people make stories.



Christopher Daniel trained at Newcastle University & the Bartlett, UCL.  Before establishing Polysemic, he worked as an architect with Eric Parry and as a theatre consultant with Charcoalblue. He is ARB registered, a member of the ABTT and was a founding trustee of the Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, East London. He teaches design at the University of Westminster and is visiting lecturer in sustainable design and construction at the University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury.


The semantic term "polysemic" describes that which has "a number of related meanings, interpretations or understandings".