Julian Cross ARB RIBA

Position

Principal

Education

Professional Practice (RIBA Part 3),
South Bank University
Master of Architecture (RIBA Part 2),
Royal College of Art
Bachelor of Architecture (RIBA Part 1),
South Bank University

Julian Cross ARB RIBA

Julian's impressive portfolio spans a broad range of high end residential, commercial, and hotel developments worked on over 20 years as an architect and project manager. Having played a leading role on a number of projects in central London, Julian has an in-depth knowledge of the planning process and has overseen numerous successful applications. His strong appreciation of both the commercial and design aspects of the creative process has proven invaluable on a range of complex projects in central London. He has also worked internationally on large scale projects in the Middle East and Europe.

Most recently, Julian has led the team on the redevelopment of Kings Court and Carriage Hall at Covent Garden, the largest new construction project in the area since the Royal Opera House in the 1990s. The scheme strikes a balance between old and new to reflect and enhance the character of Covent Garden. Across the city in Earls Court, Julian has worked on a masterplan that will transform the West London neighborhood into four revitalised “villages”, complete with a newly activated high street. Previously, Julian worked on the design of MidCity Place, a high quality office building located on a prominent island site on the curve of High Holborn.

Internationally, Julian is involved in the Downtown West development in Dubai’s new Opera district. The development comprises two high end residential and hotel towers adjacent to the Burj Khalifa.

Prior to joining KPF, Julian was responsible for a number of high end residential, hotel and corporate headquarters developments in London, including the luxury Bvlgari Hotel, "The Knightsbridge," and 44 Dover Street.

An alumnus of The Royal College of Art, Julian is committed to recognising emerging talent and has taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture, London South Bank University and the University of Greenwich. He is a chartered architect with the Architects Registration Board in the UK.