Charlotte Cotton BSc(Hons) PG Diploma RIAS ARB

Charlotte studied in Aberdeen at The Robert Gordon University where she gained a BSc(Hons) Architecture in 1993 and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Architectural Studies in 1994.

Upon leaving university she headed to the picturesque Moray coast where she worked for Elaine S Brown Architect on mainly residential projects, including new-build and conversions, often within the Cullen Conservation Area.

In 1996 she took a position at James F Stephen Architects in Stirling where she worked on a number of social housing projects and a new chapel at Scotus College in Glasgow. Whilst she was with this practice she gained her professional certification which allowed her to register as an Architect with the ARB.

In 1998 she travelled to Sydney, Australia where she initially worked for Giles Tribe Architects on a working holiday visa and was subsequently sponsored by the company to allow her to stay another year.

She returned to Scotland, choosing Edinburgh as her destination, in 2000. She began working for Kenneth Reid Architects shortly after returning. The work again included many residential projects but she also was the Project Architect for a number of medical centres including a new facility in Kirkliston.

In 2004 she began work at 3D Reid Architects where she worked on a number of schools projects.

Before setting up on her own she worked at pmp architecture's Edinburgh office for three years where she was promoted from Senior Architect to Associate Director. She was the Project Architect for several housing projects up to 56 units in size. Amongst these was a new build flatted development at New Mart Road and the conversion of Warriston Printworks into 19 luxury flats. Clients included AMA, Bellway, Cruden Homes and Manor Kingdom. She was also involved in some city centre hotel work including a Planning Application for the conversion of a Grade A listed office building in Waterloo Place.

Charlotte founded her own architectural practice in 2008.