Mark Skelly

Mark Skelly

BEng (Hons) PhD RAEng VTF


Mark Skelly received a BEng (Hons) from the University of Bath in Building Environmental Engineering in 1996 and a PhD in Architecture and Engineering in 2002. He joined Max Fordham Consulting Engineers in 1996 and became a partner in 2003. On leaving Max Fordham, he was the Partner in Charge of all education projects. Mark founded Skelly & Couch LLP in 2007 with fellow Max Fordham Partner, Tristan Couch.

Mark's projects at Skelly & Couch include the redevelopment of the Grade II-listed Farmiloe Building in Clerkenwell, London; a 44-unit residential scheme in Brighton; a new academy for Deaf Education in Exeter; and new Art Design and Theatre Spaces for the Richmond Adult Community College.

Other projects include Mansel Court, a Low Carbon Workplace initiative in Wimbledon; the 2014 RIBA National Award-winning ORTUS learning and events centre in Camberwell; a new mosque in Cambridge; and the refurbishment of the Grade II-listed ARK Putney Academy.

Past projects include a new Quarantine House and CHP energy centre for the World Heritage site, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, along with a range of other projects for the Gardens; the Lea River Fatwalk project; the refurbishment of the Roundhouse; sustainability and services advisor to the Norwegian Engineers on the New Oslo Opera House; environmental advice for the Sydney Olympic Stadium; an experimental zero carbon luxury house in Primrose Hill, as well as a range of energy master plans and building designs for public and private clients; and the concept design for a PV-powered bus shelter with Richard Rogers Architects. Mark also provided technical guidance to Stanton Williams and Transport for London on their plans to redevelop and modify the entrance to Tottenham Court Road Tube Station.

Mark was a technical advisor to Hackney Council for their Building Schools for the Future programme, and also advised the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Havering Council on their Academies Programmes. He sits on the technical committee of the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology, the independent resource centre for those concerned with facades and building envelopes, as well as the BSRIA Softlandings User Group.

Mark teaches in the architecture department at the University of Bath as Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Teaching Fellow in Engineering Design. He was awarded the prestigious 2015 Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Construction and Building Services Division Prize. Mark is a Built Environment Expert for Design Council Cabe, a network of leading specialists in architecture, urban design, engineering and community engagement.