Mark Skelly

Mark Skelly

BEng (Hons) PhD RAEng VTF

Founding Director

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, and was eventually responsible for all of the practice’s education projects. Mark and fellow Partner, Tristan Couch, left Max Fordham LLP in 2007 to set up Skelly & Couch LLP and over the past decade they have grown the firm to become a business employing over 40 people working on a wide range of high-profile, award-winning projects.

Mark’s recent and current projects at Skelly & Couch include the construction of a universal and multi-functional building for British furniture manufacturer, Vitsœ, in Royal Leamington Spa; the redevelopment of the Grade II-listed Farmiloe Building in central London; a prototype primary school for Sunesis; a new academy for Deaf Education in Exeter; a low carbon workplace in Wimbledon; new Art Design and Theatre Spaces for the Richmond Adult Community College; and a world-class new horticultural science visitor, exhibition and archive centre at RHS Garden Wisley.

Mark was a technical advisor to Hackney Council for their Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme, and 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 façades 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.

Mark Skelly was awarded the 2015 Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Construction and Building Services Division Prize. He is a Built Environment Expert for Design Council Cabe, a network of leading specialists in architecture, urban design, engineering and community engagement.