Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture is an award winning RIBA Chartered Practice with more than two decades of design experience.
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Selected Clients

Girls’ Day School Trust

University of Cambridge

Balfour Beatty Construction Ltd.

Beale Wildlife Park

Birmingham City Council

Brentwood School, Essex

Churchill College, Cambridge

Clare College, Cambridge

Avanti Schools Trust, Hindu Association

ISKCON, Hindu Association

Lend Lease

National Day Nurseries Association

London Metropolitan University

Race Equality in Newham

Skanska

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Tate Britain, London

The British Council

The London Diocesan Board for Schools

The London Borough of Barnet

The London Borough of Southwark

The National Gallery, London

The New Royal London Hospital

The Salvation Army

The Sorrell Foundation

The UK Department for Education

Torridge District Council

City of London Girls’ School


Awards

Brick Award 2016 – Brentwood School Learning Resource Centre, Best Education Building – winner

Architects’ Journal Retrofit Awards 2016 – Brentwood School Learning Resource Centre shortlisted

British Construction Industry Awards 2016 – Brentwood School Learning Resource Centre shortlisted

New London Awards 2016 – Lyndhurst Primary School shortlisted

Building Design Architect of the Year Gold Award 2016 – winner

Building Design Education Architect of the Year 2016 – winner

RIBA Awards 2016 – Brentwood School Learning Resource Centre shortlisted

RIBA Awards 2016 – Lyndhurst Primary School shortlisted

RICS Awards 2016 – Sacred Heart School shortlisted in Community Benefit and Design Through Innovation categories

Royal London Hospital Childrens Play – shortlisted Blueprint awards 2015 ‘Best Interior Design Project or Product’

Westborough Zero Carbon – Shortlisted for Civic Trust Awards 2015

Sacred Heart School – shortlisted for Brick Award 2015

Lyndhurst School – shortlisted for a RIBA Award 2015

Clare College – shortlisted for AJ Retrofit Housing award 2015

Lyndhurst School – shortlisted for Brick Awards 2015

CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2015 – Westborough Primary School – refurbishment project of the year (value up to £5M) – winner

Clare College – Shortlisted for the RIBA East Awards 2014.

Best in Book – Ann Riches Healing Space – The Creative Review Annual 2014.

Brentwood School Sixth Form Centre – shortlisted for AJ Retrofit Award 2014

Creative Review award for best in book – Royal London Hospital Playspace 2014

Weinerberger Brick Awards 2013 – Brentwood shortlisted

RIBA East Sustainability Award 2013 – winner Westborough Primary School

RIBA East Award 2013 – Westborough Primary School

RIBA East Client Award 2013 – winner Westborough Primary School

Shortlisted for the FX International Interior Design Awards 2013 in the Public Sector category – Royal London Hospital

Notre Dame RC School has been shortlisted in the Brick Awards 2013 in the Best Education Building category

RICS Awards 2012 – Honourable Mention – Brentwood School Sixth Form Centre

RIBA Awards 2012 – Brentwood Sixth Form College – winner

RIBA Awards 2012 – Broadway School Shortlisted

Green Apple Awards 2012 (Silver) – Prittlewell Priory (implementation by The Facility Architects)

Brick Awards 2011– Brentwood School – shortlisted finalist 2011

Refurb Rethink Retrofit Awards 2011 – Public Sector – Education Building – Westborough Primary School – winner

BD Education (Nursery to Secondary) Architect of the Year Award 2011– winner

Harrow Heritage Trust/Harrow Observer Architectural and Environment Awards 2010 – winner – Krishna-Avanti Primary School

RIBA Awards 2010 – Krishna Avanti School Shortlisted

British Council for School Environments (BCSE) Awards 2010 – Commendation – ‘School Architect of the Year’

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards 2010 – Sustainability Award, Runner up – Krishna-Avanti School

National Federation of Roofing Contractors, Wooden Shingles and Shakes Award 2008 – All Saints Birmingham

Civic Trust Awards 2005 – commendation for Folkestone SureStart

RIBA Award 2005 – NDNA Neighbourhood Nursery Hounslow

Kensington and Chelsea Environment Award Scheme 2005, Restoration and Conversion Commendation, Kensal House Nursery

RIBA Future House London 2004 – Re-used vicarage – shortlisted

Civic Trust Awards 2003 – commendation for the cardboard building

RIBA Awards 2003 – Postgraduate Housing, Churchill College Cambridge

RIBA Award 2002 – Cardboard Building (riba-awards.com)

David Urwin Awards – Joint winner: Best New Building in Cambridge 1998-2002. Churchill College Student Accommodation – sponsored by Cambridge City Council in Association with Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry

RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize 2002 (sponsored by the Goldschmied Foundation) – rewarding the best project with a construction budget under £200,000. Cardboard Building

The RIBA Journal Sustainability Award 2002 – rewarding the building that demonstrates most elegantly and durably the principles of sustainable architecture. Cardboard Building

Shortlisted for BBC Tomorrow’s World Awards 2001 – Invention in Industry

Civic Trust Award 1999 – St Alban’s Nursery

Chelmsford Diocese DAC “highly commended” Award 1999 – St Martin’s Church

Millennium Products Award -1998 – Portakabin Lilliput Nursery

Car Free London Competition – 1998

Southend-on-Sea – Design Award 1997 (43 Leighcliff Road)


Press

AJ Specification – July 2016 – Lyndhurst Primary School

Architecture Today – April 2016 – Cottrell & Vermeulen at Brentwood School – by James Taylor

The PPP Book – Public-Private Partnerships Unbundled – December 2015 -Inspire Publishing -Royal London Hospital – John DM Davie – ISBN 978-0-9931631-0-4

Demystifying Architectural Research – RIBA Publishing – November 2015 – Education & Engagement by Cottrell & Vermeulen – by Anne Dye and Flora Samuel ISBN 978-1-85946-578-3

Future Schools – Innovative design for existing and new buildings – RIBA Publishing June 2015 – Notre Dame School – by Nick Mirchandani & Sharon Wright – ISBN 978-1-85946-575-2

Creative Review – 20th January 2015 – Vital Arts transforms Royal London Children’s Hospital – by Rachel Steven

The Architects Journal – 7th November 2014 – Two Schools – Cottrell and Vermeulen’s Sacred Heart Catholic School – by Ellis Woodman

The Architects Journal – 30th October 2014Footprint focus on North West Cambridge

Bob Magazine (S Korea) jungle.co.kr/ – Royal London Hospital Playspace – October 2014

The Creative Review Annual 2014 – 25th April 2014 – The Royal London Hospital ‘Healing Space’ Best in Book award. ISBN: 9770262103115

Retrofit for Purpose: Low Energy Renewal of Non-Domestic Buildings – Spring 2014 – (Westborough Primary School) by Sunand Prasad RIBA Publishing ISBN: 9781859465141

HIC Arquitectura – 23rd November 2013 Westborough Primary School Zero Carbon

HIC Arquitectura – 20th August 2013 Brentwood School

Building Design – 20th February 2013 – Clare College Student Housing – by Robert Bevan

Financial Times – 25 October 2013 – Architects are adopting brick as London’s building block – Brentwood School – by Edwin Heathcote

Britain’s Best Architects – schools – www.bestarchitects.co.uk – 4th October 2013

HIC Arquitectura – 22nd April 2013 – Notre Dame Secondary School

English Heritage – 11th March 2013 – Conservation Principles – Brentwood School

Creative Review – 13th February 2013 – Playtime at Royal London’s Children Hospital

Design Week – 13th February 2013 – Royal London Hospitals’ fantastical children’s play-space – by Tom Banks

Architects Journal 13th February 2013 – Royal London Hospital Playspace

The Guardian Architecture Design 22nd January 2013 Birmingham’s brilliant new schools – but could they be the last? – by Oliver Wainwright

School Architecture (China) September 2012 – Westborough Primary School ISBN Number 978-7-214-07972-5

Building Design – 3rd April 2013 – Architecture – Notre Dame Secondary School – by Ellis Woodman

Building Design 20th April 2012 – Education Review Profile – Cottrell & Vermeulen, by Pamela Buxton

Guardian G2 18th April 2012 – Architecture –The future might just be made of cardboard – Cardboard Building , by Steve rose

The Architecture Review February 2012 -– Schools Special Issue – Language Lessons – Brentwood School by Cany Ash & Robert Sakula

‘Learn for Life – New Architecture for Learning’ Spring 2012, publ. Gestalten isbn: 978-3-89955-414-4

Building Design 6th January 2012 – Building Feature – Practical Magic – Broadway Birmingham by Geoff Shearcroft

com December 2012 – building features on – Krishna-Avanti Harrow, Broadway Birmingham, Westborough Zero Carbon, Brentwood School.

Architecture Today – Brentwood School Sixth Form Centre and Assembly Hall – Building Study (August / July 2011)

The Architects Journal – Westborough School – Rory Alcato 14th July 2011

Architecture in Detail II – Architectural Press (Bellingham Gateway Building) ISBN:978-0-08-096535-2 by Garam Bizley 2010

21st Century London – by Kenneth Powell (Merrell) ISBN 978-1-8589-4537-8 – Krishna-Avanti Primary School –March 2011

Telegraph – Top 10 Buildings of 2010 –Krishna-Avanti Primary School is no. 6 – by Ellis Woodman 14 December 2010

Leben in Karton – Architktur möbel light kunst ISBN – cardboard building – ISBN 978-3-9812942-2-4 November 2010

A+D Architecture and Detail35 (Germany) ISSN 0944-4718 – Krishna-Avanti Primary School – October 2010

Architecture for Children ( Kintore Way and NDNA Nursery) – Sarah Scott – Australian Council for Educational Research – Acer Press ISBN 9780864318541 – October 2010

Jamie – Making You a Better Cook (Jamie Oliver food magazine) – Food for Friends – Communal Dining by Ellie Watts – Autumn 2010

SE/AS19 Manuale di Architettura di emergenza e temporanea – Cardboard Building and Lilliput Nursery by Clara Masotti University of Bologna ISBN 978 88 513 0641 0 Autumn 2010

Radio France Internationale – Crossroads 27th April 2010 : African Architecture – Brian Vermeulen interviewed by Rosie Collyer

Building Design – Good karma – Krishna-Avanti Primary School by Ellis Woodman 5th Feb 2010

Unfolded – Paper in design, art, architecture and industry – Petra Schmidt and Nicola Stattmann – Birkhauser ISBN 978-3-0346-0032-3 – Aug 2009

Reimagining Outdoor Learning Spaces, Primary Capital, Co-Design and Educational Transformation – Futurelab Handbook 2008

L’art du pli – design et décoration –– by Jean-Charles Trebbi – November 2008, éditions alternatives ISBN: 978-286227-574-1 – Cardboard Building

REMATERIAL – Del desecho a la arquitectura – November 2008, Parramon Pres, ISBN 978-84-342-3365-2 – Cardboard Building

Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture – November 2008, ISBN 978-0-7148-4874-7 – Churchill College Cambridge

Kindergartens, Schools and Playgrounds –NDNA Nursery – Loft Publications (Spain) 2008 ISBN 978-84-95832-85-6

DETAIL 2008 3 – kindergärten und Kindertagasstätren in England – Kintore Way by Elise Feiersinger

Architecture + Detail No. 29 – Nov 2007 – Kintore Way Children’s Centre

La Vanguardia (Barcelona) 20 Oct 07 – Arquitectura Orgánica – Casa de Cartón by Alicia Guerrero Yeste

Sustainable Architecture, 2007, edited by David Turrent – carboardbuilding – ribapublishing ISBN 978-1-85946-257

A+T – Civiliities*1 (Spain) – Bellingham Families & Young Peoples GatewayAug 2007

Scratching the Surface – Summer 2007 –New London Facades by London Architects – Springer Wien New York ISBN 978-3-211-7-1538-3

New London architecture 2 – NDNA London Regional Centre – by Kenneth Powell – Merrell ISBN-13: 978-1-8589-4360-2 (2007)

A Design Manual – Schools and Kindergartens – Cardboard Building by Mark Dudek Birkhäuser ISBN-13: 978-3-7643-7053-4 (2007)

1000xEuropean Architecture – National Day Nurseries – Verlaghaus Braun ISBN10: 3-938780-1—X (2007)

XS Green : Big Ideas, Small Buildings – ISBN-13: 978-0-500-34230-5 (Thames & Hudson 2007) by Phyllis Richardson (Cardboard Building)

The Architects’ Journal – 15.02.07 Cottrell & Vermeulen /Kintore Way by Alan Powers

Building with Reclaimed Components and Materials – a Design Handbook for Reuse and Recycling, by Bill Addis (Earthscan) ISBN: 1844072746– May 2006

World New Architecture 1 (sixty six) – ISBN 7 – 5611 – 3318 – 9 (China) – Lloyd Park, NDNA Nursery, Folkestone Surestart – Winter 2006

Building Design 1st December 2006 – Recycling gets the runaround – Westborough Playstructure, by Elaine Knutt

Blueprint November 2006 – Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture by Jess Fernie

Building Design 8th September 2006 – Games Lesson – Bellingham Young Peoples Gateway, by Ellis Woodman

Preschool & kindergarten architecture – by Arian Mostaedi – LINKS Books ISBN 978-84-96263-55-0

Schools for the future, Inspirational Design for PE & Sports Spaces, DfES 2005 – ISBN No: 1-84478-637-4

Architecture + Detail No. 25, Nursery & Community Centre Folkestone – Dec 2005

More Paperwork, exploring the potential of paper in design and architecture – by Nancy Williams – Phaidon ISBN 0 7148 4364 4 – 2005

Time Out London, June 22-29 2005, Reporter, The capital’s best buildings – Neighbourhood Nursery Hounslow

RIBAJournal – March 2005 – Boardroom Coup – Lloyd Park Under 5’s by Elaine Knutt

Joinedupdesignsforschools – John & Frances Sorrell – Merrell ISBN 1 85894 308-6 (2005)

The Guardian G2 – Village People – – by Yvonne Roberts – SureStart Nursery Folkestone – 24 Nov 04

Design for fun: Playgrounds by Marta Rojals del Alamo (Westborough Primary School) Links International ISBN 84-96263-05-3 (2004)

Schulen in Deutschland – Neubau und revitalisieringKreatives Experiment : Schulerweiterung aus Papier – by Hugh Pearman – Karl Kramer Verlag ISBN 3-7828-1516-5 (2004)

Being involved in school design – a guide for school communities, funders and design and construction teams – CABE – October 2004 – Westborough Primary School

The Architects’ Journal – 7th October 04 – Top of the class, NDNA Nursery Hounslow, by Barrie Evans

The Times, May 31 2004 – Gift of a chance to enliven a community – Surestart Folkestone – by Stephen Gardiner

Building Design – May 21 2004 – Animal Magic – Surestart Folkestone – by Graham Bizley

Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary Architecture, May 2004

DfES – Schools for the future – Exemplar Designs, Concepts & Design – Feb 2004

Creating Excellent Buildings – A guide for clients –   2003 –featuring Lloyd Park Nursery & Cardboard Building

BlueprintSafe as Houses – by Pamela Buxton (Parsloes Online) Sept 2003 Constructiva Revestiementos ’03 (Barcelona) – Monografico No. 15 – Cardboard Building – by Gerardo Wadel

Building Design – Cornerstone – Parsloes Online Centre Dagenham, by Helen Thomas – 27th June 2003

BBC 1 TV News South East – Cardboard Building –29th March 03 Building Design – Churchill College – 06Th December 2002 – by Faith Liversedge

Cause & Effect- Press + Publicity. britishcouncil.org/arts/design/cause/arts Lilliput Portakabin Nursery – Cardboard Building – November 2002

CABE Education – Cardboard Building – http://www.cabe.org.uk/library

The Independent – Westborough Primary School – 14 October 2002 – by Lorna Duckworth

The Independent Review –Cardboard in a class of its own – by Nicholas Pyke – 29th August 2002

The Sunday Times, CultureSchools do not all have to look the same – (Westborough Primary School) by Hugh Pearman – 23 June 2002

Sustainable Architecture by Arian Mostaedi (Links Books, Spain) 2002 – Cardboard Building

The Architectural ReviewBudding Brits, recent work by an emerging generation of British Architect – April 2002 by Catherine Slessor

Building for Young Children, the National Early Years Network, by Mark Dudek 2002

The Independent magazine- 5 January 2002– Unknown (new British talent)– by Caroline Wingfield

Celebrating Innovation: Innovation and Integration in design and construction – Dec 2001 – CABE – St Alban’s Nursery

School Works Tool Kit – Westborough Primary School, 2001

RIBA Journal – September 2001 – Cut out and keep – Cardboard building by Eleanor Young

Building, 16 March 2001 – Technical Report on Cardboard Building – Thomas Lane

BBC 1 television, Live Lab, – 21 March 2001 – Cardboard building broadcast live from Westborough Primary School

Building Design, 9 February 2001 – Primary Colours, St Vincents Nursery and Churchill College – by Kieran Long

The Architecture of Schools and the New Learning Environments – Architectural Press October 2000 – Mark Dudek (Westborough Primary School) ISBN 0 7506 3585 1

The Independent – Monday Review – 5 June 2000 – Building on cardboard dreams (Westborough Primary School) by Jay Merrick

Independent on Sunday – 16 April 2000 – Children help build a cardboard school – by Catherine Pepinster

Modular Construction using Light Steel Framing – An Architect’s Guide (DETR / Steel Construction Institute) 1999/2000 (Portakabin Lilliput Nursery)

Der neue Systembau – Holz Beton Staal,   Kinder im Container – by Dworschak/Wenke (Publisher; Werner Verlag, Dusseldorf) – January 2000

Scroope II – Cambridge Architectural Journal 1999 – Making Architecture

čovjek i prostor – broj 3/4 99 – britanske arhitekture (St Martin’s) by Vinko Penezić & Krešimir Rogina (Croatia)

The Independent, Monday Review – 14 June 1999 – School prefabs get the designer touch – by Nonie Niesewand

Building – 7 May 1999 – Primary Colours – Portakabin Akademy Classroom – by Jessica Cargill Thompson

TES – 5 March 1999 – Lilliput Nursery – by Carolyn O’Grady

Bauwelt – 30 October 1998 – London 2000 – Kindergarten aus Containern (Lilliput nursery) by Friederike Schneider The Daily Telegraph – Nov 3 1998 – Special report: Millennium Design – A Lilliput where toddlers can dream – by Brenda Parry

Time Out – June22 -29 – A Space odyssey50 cutting edge classics – St Edmund’s – by Jessica Cargill Thompson

TES – 26 June 1998 – It’s not really a pre-fab hut… – Lilliput Nursery

Building Design -19 June 1998 – Primary Colours-St Clare’s Clacton & Portakabin Lilliput Nursery-by Robert Bevan

Blueprint – June 1998 – Learning from pref-fabs – Portakabin Lilliput Nursery – by Naomi Stungo

New Architects – A Guide to Britains best young architectural practices – March 1998 (The Architecture Foundation)

Evening Standard – 20 February 1998 – Lilliput Nursery, Portakabin – Now boys and girls, today we’re going to build our own nursery. (by Joel Wolchover).

Independent on Sunday – Review – 19 October 1997 – Quite Unorthodox – St Martin’s Church (by Charles Darwent)

Design – the Journal of the Design Council – autumn 1997 -St Martin’s Church (by Michael Evamy)

GLR- BBC – 19th August 1997 – St Martin’s Church & Newmartin Centre – reviewed by Max Hutchinson and Niall Mclaughlin

RIBA Journal – August 1997 – Holy Smoke – Cottrell & Vermeulen’s St Martin’s Church – (by John Welsh & Fr Carl Turner)

the Architects’ Journal – 20 Feb 1997 – Seaside Special – house extension Leigh-on-Sea

Building Design – 31 January 1997 – Perspective -Milton Hall Nursery (by Clare Melhuish)

Design – The Journal of the Design Council – Winter 1996/97 – Bending the rules – Westborough Primary School & Milton Hall Primary School (by Demetrios Matheou)

RIBA Journal – November 1996 – Play for Today – Cottrell & Vermeulen’s Two Schools in Essex (Westborough Primary School & Milton Hall Primary School) by Naomi Stungo

Bauwelt – 18 October 1996 –Kapelle in East London (St Edmund’s Church Centre) by Christian Brensing

Re-Pitching the Tent – Re-ordering the church building for worship and mission in the new millennium – (St Edmund’s Chapel featured) by Richard Giles (The Canterbury Press Norwich) Sept 1996

Perspectives on Architecture – July 1995 – Divine interventions – St Edmunds’ Church Centre (by Edwin Heathcote)

Church Building – Jan/Feb 1995 – St Edmund’s Church Centre, Forest Gate (by Clare Melhuish)

Deutsche Bauzeitung – August 1993 – Inside of Africa – new house Zimbabwe & house extension S. Africa (by Christian Brensing)