Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture
Richard co-founded Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture with Brian Vermeulen in 1992. His role as Director includes over seeing the design and management of numerous office projects. Richard is also responsible for Cottrell & Vermeulen’ s Project Development, Community Development and Liaison, Performance Assessment, Press Liaison, and Finances. Richard takes a personal role in the design of all CVA projects and is involved from concept design to completion of all his projects. Richard’s company, Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture, has been working in primary and secondary education for 20 years, in 2011, 2016 and 2018 CVA were the winner of the BD Education Architect of the Year as well as BD Architect of the Year 2016. In 2001 were one of six architectural practices in the country chosen by the DfES to work on the primary Schools of the Future exemplar schools design. Richard has delivered several masterplans in UK and has extensive experience of working on complex constrained sites with multiple stakeholders and client bodies. He is experienced at working within large masterplans as part of a team of architects delivering a shared vison.