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  • Conkers Aerial Walkway
  • Eastfields Estate Regeneration
  • Spring at Stonebridge Park
  • Maitland Park
  • RHS Hyde Hall Restaurant
  • National Automotive Innovation Centre
  • RHS Garden Bridgewater
  • Artist's House, Brixton
  • Bristol Harbourside Building 3a
  • IVIC: BIMSpace
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Holy Cross Primary School
  • Cherry Tree Children's Centre
  • Bristol Harbourside Building 4
  • VLRNIC
  • Emerald Circus
  • Bunhill 2 Energy Centre
  • Pontifex Wharf
  • Hide House
  • RHS Hyde Hall Learning Centre
  • House in Hampstead
  • Central Building Refurbishment
  • Baldwin Terrace Residential Development
  • Rosendale Primary School
  • Cryfield Energy Centre
  • IINM
  • RE-Fab House
  • Maggie's Newcastle
  • Guardbridge Energy Centre
  • City University London
  • IIPSI
  • Foundry
  • Shenley Academy
  • BFI Master Film Store
  • Palestinian Museum
  • Forest Gate Community School
  • Shahat Garden City
  • Brampton Manor Academy
  • Torriano Junior School Gatehouse
  • Institute for Sustainability
  • Evans Granary
  • Olisa Library
  • The Green Mountain Project
  • John Hope Gateway
  • Kew Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives Wing
  • Letchworth Transition Town
  • Stonebridge Hillside Hub
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Richmond Park Golf Clubhouse
  • International Digital Laboratory
  • Cambridge Conservation Campus
  • Bristol Harbourside Building 9
  • Bristol Harbourside Building 3b
  • Masshouse Block D
  • Gateway to Petra
  • Singapore Management University
  • Purcell School Music Centre
  • Barge Arm Development
  • Heart of the Forest Masterplan
  • Bristol Harbourside Building 10
  • Penarth Heights Regeneration
  • Li Ka Shing Library
  • Lewisham Young People's Centre
  • Centre for Mathematical Sciences
  • Education and Interpretation Centre
  • Downland Gridshell
  • International Manufacturing Centre
  • Millennium Primary School & Health Centre
  • Bristol Harbourside Masterplan
  • Faculty of Divinity
  • Private House
  • UEL Docklands Campus
  • Ludgate Hill
  • Chester Amphitheatre Hotel
  • Hooke Park
  • Pittville Art College Campus Masterplan
  • Archaeolink Visitor Centre
  • University of North Carolina Masterplan
  • Clach Mhor
  • St John's College Library
  • Goldney Hall Student Residences
  • Petershill House
  • Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre
  • BP International Group Learning Centre
  • Bedfont Lakes Offices
  • Charles Cryer Theatre
  • RMC International HQ
  • Farnborough Grange Junior School
  • Chilworth Park Research Centre
  • Morrison Street
  • MacIntyre Milton Keynes
  • Crookham Junior School
  • Beechwood Lodge Hostel
  • Copped Hall Offices
  • Lambeth Community Care Centre
  • Whittington Centre
  • Uplands Conference Centre
  • Westoning Manor
  • Winchester College Arts Centre
  • St Mary's Church
  • Royal Opera House
  • Calthorpe Park School
  • Charlie Chaplin Adventure Playground
  • Bradwell Common 2
  • Westmoreland Road
  • Leighton Crescent
  • Highgrove Housing
  • Olivetti's New Branches
  • Branksome Hilders, Olivetti
  • Minster Lovell Conference Centre
  • House on the South Downs
  • Garrett House
  • Bartholomew Villas
  • Camden Mews
  • Horder House
  • Marvin House
  • Bell Tout Lighthouse
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Who we are

For over five decades Cullinan Studio has maintained an international reputation for designing successful, sustainable buildings and places that respond creatively to their context, climate and local culture. Now 40 strong we, 

  • work in education, housing and culture
  • develop masterplans to ensure good futures
  • place people at the centre of our design process
  • believe that good buildings lift the spirit and create social value
  • celebrate the way our buildings are made
  • use energy and resources wisely to limit climate change
  • respond to each situation with understanding and care.

How we work

We are passionate about architecture as a complete process. At the earliest design stages we are thinking about constructability and efficiency in use. Our experienced team is committed to an excellent, comprehensive service for our clients, producing beautiful, innovative solutions that really work for their users.

We embrace new technology. All of our projects use Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a default. This enormously aids understanding and coordination of all the people who come together to realise a building. 

We work with our clients, consultants and collaborators to make great places for people.

“It was an absolute pleasure to work with Cullinan on the IIPSI project. The team took the time to understand us and our unique requirements in a collaborative manner, and was able to translate this into a cost effective building design which really captured the ethos of what we wanted to do.”

Gavin Edwards, WMG, University of Warwick

Where we started

Edward Cullinan set up the practice in 1965 as a cooperative. The scope of our work has evolved over the years and in 2012 Edward Cullinan Architects became Cullinan Studio.

We remain an employee-owned practice and we share a collective responsibility for getting the best for our clients. We are expert in working collaboratively, and in creating collaboration environments, as we are able to exploit the ideas, knowledge and skills of the whole team.

After eight years of practice, the team of eight drafted this bold declaration of cooperative practice which begins "The design of buildings is a social act..."

Equal Opportunities Policy

Underlining our continuing success in delivering projects and services is the organisation of our practice based on a cooperative structure. We are a member of the Employee Ownership Association and are consistently recognised in the construction industry as being an exemplar employer who practises what we preach about ethics, diversity and equality.

Integral to our business is a culture of social responsibility where all employees are obliged and trained in the execution of our work and general conduct to respect one another, our clients, the users of our projects and the general public. Led by our HR Manager, we have a dedicated Welfare Team that is responsible for promoting and implementing our ethics, equal opportunities and diversity policies. This team ensures training and experience are provided regularly for all employees.

Cullinan Studio and fellow Employee Ownership Association members celebrating the inaugral Employee Ownership Day on 4th July 2013

Environmental Management System

Our Environmental Management System (EMS) is ISO 14001 accredited and builds on our previous policies and initiatives to coordinate a structured method of setting targets, objectives and realistic programmes for environmental awareness and understanding. Split into two main parts—Office Activities and Office Projects—it acts as an overall guide to the way our practice will continue to achieve its long-standing reputation for our commitment to running a low- impact office, minimising our own personal carbon footprints and designing sustainable masterplans and buildings.

In 2008 we signed up to the Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership (ISEP) commitment to reduce our carbon footprint by 40% by 2020. In 2013 we won the ISEP’s Carbon Reduction Awards having reduced our carbon footprint by 47% since signing up to the commitment.

In 2012 we made the WRAP commitment to halve waste to landfill.

To see all our projects with exceptional sustainability features view these in our projects section

Cullinan Studio Sustainability Report 2015 - An overview of energy reduction measures Cullinan Studio took during 2015, as an office, individually and for the projects we designed.

Quality Assurance

We have held ISO 9001 Quality Assurance accreditation since 2004. We carry out three levels of internal project review:

Quality Audit - where we carry out a detailed review at each design stage to check our project procedures and standard systems are in place and implemented effectively.

Design Review - where we hold a wide ranging design assessment at each design stage to ensure the design is of the highest quality possible and delivering what our clients require.

Technical Review - where we carry out an in-depth technical review of drawing information and specification at pre-tender stage to ensure they are coordinated and consistent.

Every year we invite our clients to take part in an independent customer satisfaction survey to provide candid feedback on every aspect of our service. We have consistently scored very highly in these surveys.

Health & Safety/CDM

There are two aspects to Health and Safety for us as designers and constructors; the health and safety of our teams and the health, safety and well-being of collaborators, users and the general public in design. For the former we have our Health & Safety Policy; for the latter we have our CDM Practice Policy.

We are accredited with the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) as Designers and Principal Designers under the CDM Regulations.

Professional Affiliations

As a practice we are members of:

Individuals within the practice have the following affiliations:

  • Royal Academician

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

  • Royal Designer for Industry

  • TRADA Board Member

  • Architecture & Design Scotland Board Member

  • Registered RIBA Client Advisor

  • Member of the Employee Ownership Association Membership Council

  • The Architecture Club

  • Honorary Fellow Institution of Structural Engineers

  • Honorary Fellow Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers

  • Honorary Affiliate Member of the Construction Industry Council

  • Member of Design Council CABE London Design Review Panel

  • Member of Design Council CABE Built Environment Advisory Board NHBC Board

  • Convenor of The Edge

  • Chair of the Cambridgeshire Quality Panel

  • Member of the BRI Editorial Board

  • Hertfordshire Design Review Panel

  • Olympicopolis Quality Review Panel

  • Member of the Haringey Quality Review Panel

  • Vice-Chair of the Barking and Dagenham Design Advice Panel

  • Trustee of the Koestler Trust