Tristan Couch

Tristan Couch



Tristan Couch has a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of Melbourne and an MEng in Civil Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. After working for three years with a structural engineering practice in Australia, he joined Max Fordham LLP in 1997, becoming a partner in 2001. 

Tristan was Partner in Charge of Young Vic Theatre, National Theatre Studio (including a close control archive to house the National Theatre's media archive); and the London Library (amalgamation of 7 listed buildings into one, including a close control rare books stack and two passive ventilation books stacks) with Haworth Tompkins Architects.

Tristan's projects at Skelly & Couch include the RIBA National Award-winning Jerwood Gallery in Hastings; the refurbishment and extension of the Grade II*-listed Chichester Festival Theatre; new Visitors' Centre, exhibition space and environmental improvement works at Grade I-listed The Historic Dockyard Chatham; student accommodation including a 280-room building on the Greenwich Peninsula and a 210-room development at the University of Roehampton (both major projects required to meet the 40% reduction in CO2 in the London Plan and achieve BREEAM Excellent); a major refurbishment of the Grade II Battersea Arts Centre and RIBA South East Award-winning ACME Artist Studio at 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.