Julian Cottrill

Julian Cottrill



Julian Cottrill received a MEng from the University of Bristol in Mechanical Engineering in 2004. Starting work with Max Fordham Consulting Engineers in 2004, he became a partner in 2008 and in 2009 joined Skelly & Couch. 

Julian has extensive experience working on public buildings, gallery and performance spaces and has worked on a number of Listed Buildings. Recent projects at Skelly & Couch include a major refurbishment of the Battersea Arts Centre and a new theatre and back-of-house space at Royal Holloway University of London. Julian also worked on the 2013 RIBA National Award winner Jerwood Gallery Hastings, housing a prominent 20th century art collection; new back-of-house facilities for the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; a new studio and gallery for the artist Edmund de Waal; and the 2014 RIBA East Award-winning High House Artists’ Studios at the High House Production Park. He is also currently working on a new performing arts centre, including a 400-seat auditorium, at Perse School, Cambridge, with Haworth Tompkins Architects.

Previous work includes several Building Schools for the Future projects, a gallery in Cyprus, a large private house in the Midlands, and various competitions such as a museum and gallery in Abu Dhabi and a private house in Coventry.