Natasha Jackson

Natasha Jackson

MEng CEng MCIBSE

Principal Engineer

Natasha received a MEng (Hons) in Architecture & Environmental Design from the University of Nottingham in 2008, a specialised degree which included additional areas of study in structures, building services and environmental design.

During her degree programme she focused her final-year integrated design project on evaporative cooling technologies, for which she was awarded a commendation by the University.

After graduating, Natasha completed her RIBA Part 1 qualification working as an Architectural Assistant. During this time she worked on the conversion of a redundant agricultural building into five low-energy dwellings in Hertford, designed to Passivhaus standard. Following this, Natasha worked as a Graduate engineer with Morgan Sindall, working on projects including London Underground’s Cooling the Tube programme, as well as a number of Gatwick Airport upgrade projects.

Since joining Skelly & Couch in 2011, Natasha has contributed to a wide range of outstanding projects, honing her environmental engineering expertise across many sectors. She is leading the design of a a new, four-storey assisted living development in Southwark, south London, with Stirling-prize winning architects Witherford Watson Mann. The landmark project is on site to deliver 57 extra-care flats with communal gardens and on-site support services. It is designed for a 35% reduction in emissions compared to the Building Regulations 2013.

Natasha is working on a science teaching development within a World Heritage Site with Grade I-listed surrounds in Canterbury for the King’s School, where she also completed a new international college with boarding accommodation. Alongside this, she is involved in a refurbishment project at the Grade II*-listed National Theatre, featuring enhancements to the Wig, Hair and Make-up departments and Dye Shop. The work comprises a Costume Props production workshop and laundry space, designed to reduce energy consumption in line with The National Theatre’s aspiration to become zero carbon. 

She is also leading on an exemplary sustainable project known as The Lighthouse; the refurbishment and expansion of Holy Trinity Church Swiss Cottage will develop a multi-use community beacon on north London’s busy Finchley Road, featuring an innovative natural ventilation strategy.

Other current assignments include Stage 2 design for planning of a redeveloped, state-of-the-art Notting Hill and Ealing junior school for the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST); and the conversion of a small pottery and maisonette in Hampstead to a children’s puppet theatre and café. Natasha’s completed projects include the delivery of a new junior school for Highgate School, following Passivhaus principles. This was winner of a 2017 RIBA London Award and was selected as an AJ100 Building of the Year finalist.