Aditi completed her architectural studies at the University of Sheffield. Her Masters dissertation on spatial appropriation and empowerment within informal settlements led to guest lecturing at the University. She has worked for RMJM on higher education projects and interned at Sauerbruch Hutton Architects in Berlin, as well as KLH UK gaining experience on working with cross-laminated timber. Before joining Cullinan Studio, Aditi worked at Jestico + Whiles Architects on higher education, industrial and housing projects, at which time she gained her Part 3 qualification in 2014. Aditi has interests in sustainability and urbanism, particularly informal settlements, and writes her own blog.
BSc(Hons), AADip, Part 2 Architectural Assistant
Aditya joined Cullinan Studio in 2013. He gained his undergraduate degree at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and his Diploma at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA). While at the AA he was awarded the Foster+Partners and AA Prize for Infrastructure and Sustainability 2011. Aditya has been involved with the regeneration of post-earthquake Haiti and counteracting segregation created by the civil war in Lebanon, as well as working with NGO's, charities and the UN to deliver and develop both architectural and charitable projects.
MA(Hons), DipArch, FRSA, Architect
Alex completed his architectural studies at Edinburgh University in 1998 and joined the practice soon after to work on the Greenwich Millennium Primary School and Health Centre. Alex has experience in a range of sectors but particularly culture, education and housing, including the John Hope Gateway at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Shenley Academy in Birmingham and Maitland Park Estate in Camden. Alex is a committed member of Architects For Health, enjoys teaching in universities and lecturing about the work of our practice and is part of our PR and Marketing team.
Alex’s placement at Cullinan Studio is his first experience in the world of architectural work having graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in architecture from Plymouth University. He participated in a number of study trips whilst at university, to several European cities and most notably to Japan, where he spent time at a school of architectural timber construction learning traditional Japanese building methods. Here, Alex was able to experience full-scale construction whilst working as part of a team building the timber frame for a small tea shop which now stands in Tokyo. Alex has an interest in community-focussed and socially-driven architecture which reconciles beautiful design and detailing with elegant tectonics and construction.
Allan joined Cullinan Studio in 2006 and provides project support for the office. He studied Fine Art at London Guildhall University and is a practising artist. Since graduating, Allan has worked in redevelopment, as well as for several design and construction companies in Ireland and London providing administrative, technical and artistic support. Allan's collaborations with Cullinans have produced artistic schemes for the Barge Arm Development and Brampton Manor School. Allan's personal exhibitions have included the Creekside Open x 2, selected by Matthew Collings.
Amy is our graphic designer and looks after marketing and PR. After graduating with a Fine Art degree from Kingston University in 2003, Amy worked as an admin assistant for an architects' practice in South Devon before joining Cullinan Studio in 2008. She continues to produce her own art, has worked in the art department for two short film projects and has recently produced design sketches for a television production company.
BScArch(Hons), BArch(Hons), Architect
Brendan joined Cullinan Studio in 2010 and qualified as an architect at the University of Westminster in 2011. He completed his Bachelor of Architecture at University College Dublin and spent half of his Part 2 studies at Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, where he developed an interest in parametric design and the optimisation of materials. Before joining Cullinans, he worked with O'Mahony Pike Architects in Cork, Ireland and BVN Architecture in Brisbane, Australia. Brendan is our Sustainability Champion with specific responsibility for ensuring we meet our Environmental Management System commitments.
BSA, DipArch, RIBA
Carol joined us in 1990 and has particular skills in concept design, user consultation and managing design teams and complex client groups. She has worked on some of our most notable buildings including the Kew Gardens Herbarium and the BFI Master Film Store, both RIBA Award winning. Carol is involved in the strategic management of the practice and devised the Office Handbook to coordinate best practice procedures. Carol is a TRADA Board Member, external examiner at the University of Liverpool and in 2011 was an advisor for the RIBA Green Plan of Work.
BArch(Hons), BScArchScience(Hons), Architect
Chris joined Cullinan Studio in 2014. He has a strong interest in people-focused urban design and place-making. Chris studied at University College Dublin where his final 5th Year thesis focused on managing and shaping the expansion of regional towns. Before joining Cullinans, Chris worked at HTA Design LLP in London where he gained considerable experience in housing, masterplanning and regeneration projects. Previously he gained experience on a number of high-spec residential, conservation and schools projects with Irish firms McCarthy O’Hora Associates and Aughey O’Flaherty Architects.
DipArch, RIBA, Architect
Colin Rice is one of our Practice Leaders who provide leadership to ensure that we deliver an excellent service for our clients and create high quality architecture. He joined Cullinan Studio in 1988 bringing with him a wealth of experience in building construction gleaned from six years investigating and remedying defects in buildings. He took the Project Management course at Reading University in 1998 and represents the office on various research and Knowledge Management issues.
BArch(Hons), DipArch, Architect
Dom joined Cullinan Studio in 2014 after four years working at Foster and Partners. He completed his Diploma in Architecture at the University of Nottingham where he received the University Prize for the best performing undergraduate and was nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal. Dom is passionate about design and has a particular interest in Danish furniture. He designs and builds furniture in his spare time.
Emiliano joined in October 2015 as a work placement for The London School of Architecture, a new postgraduate school set out to forge a powerful relationship between academia and practice. Emiliano completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Westminster with first class honours. He then spent a year as an Architectural Assistant at Sheppard Robson Architects, working on a number of science buildings for Imperial College. Through student projects, Emiliano enjoyed exploring different housing typologies, which were focused around communal living.
Eugénie joined us in 2014 having graduated from the Architectural Association. Her final year project was nominated for the RIBA President's Silver Medal. She completed her Part 1 at Oxford Brookes University where her dissertation received a distinction. Eugénie has experience on a wide range of residential and mixed-use projects and previously worked at Studio Daniel Libeskind in New York and Kengo Kuma and Associates in Paris and Tokyo. Since building a home in Malaysia with Habitat for Humanity, she has a keen interest for regeneration projects and housing design. Eugénie is featured in the Wallpaper* Graduate Directory 2015 as one of the world's hottest new talents in architecture.
BArch(Hons), BScArch(Hons), Architect
Gráinne joined Cullinan Studio in 2014. She studied at University College Dublin graduating with First Class Honours in 2008. During her Part 2 studies she spent an Erasmus year at TU Delft in The Netherlands where she took part in the Interior Architecture and Globalisation modules. Prior to joining Cullinans, Gráinne worked at Burwell Deakins Architects on several education and residential projects. She also gained experience with the Amsterdam-based practice Korth Tielens Architecten and a number of Irish architecture practices including Design Strategies and Aoife Hughes Architects.
BA(Hons), MArch, Architect
Gwenaël joined us in 2013, shortly before qualifying as an architect. Prior to this Gwenaël worked at Populous on large scale sports projects and Mikou Studio and Edouard Francois in Paris gaining experience on housing, education and cultural projects. She gained her Diploma from the University of Westminster in 2011, where her studies focused on social issues and community architecture. Bespoke timber details she designed for her final project won the Detail Magazine Student Award for Best Detail and two of her other projects were exhibited at the Piazza dell’Architettura (Trieste Architecture Festival).
BA(Hons), AA Dip
Hannah joined Cullinan Studio in 2015. She completed her BA in Architecture at Oxford Brookes University with first class honours and was awarded the prize for the best performance in design in her year. During her Part 1 studies she spent an exchange year at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Hannah gained her diploma at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA). After graduating from the AA, Hannah spent some time at Hooke Park working on the design of the splayed timber cladding for the Caretaker’s House. She is currently conducting the oral history recordings with AA alumni for the AA archives, as part of the celebrations of the centenary of women studying at the AA. Prior to joining Cullinans she worked at Cousins & Cousins, London and Original Field of Architecture, Oxford.
BSc(Hons), AADip, Architect
Helen joined us in March 2012, following training at the University of Bath, the Università di Ferrara in Italy and the Architectural Association. Her final project at the AA was nominated for High Pass in Technical Studies. In December 2008, Helen co-led a group of 12 AA students who designed, fabricated and deployed a portable cinema in Lalibela, Northern Ethiopia. This experience has fuelled her personal interest in event-based participative design and working with communities.
CEng, MICE, MIStructE, RIBA, Architect, Structural Engineer
Sadly John died in May 2015 and we miss his wit, determination and skill. His obituary can be found on the Guardian Other Lives website.
John initially trained as an engineer and worked for a large civil engineering contractor and design offices before joining the practice in 1987. On qualifying as an architect he worked in a number of architectural practices and taught in Schools of Architecture including the Bartlett and South Bank University. John is head of our Schools Team and has led on a range of primary and secondary school projects. John was structural engineer for our retrofit of a Victorian warehouse into our BREEAM ‘Excellent’ studios, completed in 2012.
BA(Hons), DipArch, RIBA, Architect
Johnny Winter is one of our Practice Leaders, who provide leadership to ensure that we deliver an excellent service for our clients and create high quality architecture. He has natural strengths in managing projects. Johnny joined the practice in 1988 and has extensive experience in a wide range of sectors but particularly Higher Education, Housing and Masterplanning. He has taught at a number of universities including Westminster, Dundee, Cambridge and Robert Gordon.
BSc(Hons), MArch, Part 2 Architectural Assistant
Jonathan first joined Cullinan Studio in July 2010 after graduating from the University of Bath with First Class Honours. After graduating from his Part 2 at the University of Westminster, he rejoined the studio in August 2013. Previously, Jonathan has worked for Aaron Evans Architects and ADP, gaining experience through a series of educational, healthcare and residential projects. For his thesis Jonathan investigated the negated provision of mental health facilities and how design may intervene therapeutically. His thesis project utilised film as a medium for exploring time-based Architecture.
BA(Hons), MArch, Architect
Joseph joined us in 2013 after graduated with distinction from his Part 2 at the University of Westminster. His dissertation was nominated for the Bannister Fletcher Award. Joseph gained his Part I at the University of Brighton and spent an Erasmus term studying at the technical university of Brno in the Czech Republic. His final year project won a prize at the Future Visions Award 2009 organised by the Homes and Communities Agency. Since completing his studies at Brighton, he has frequently been an invited critic of Part I architecture students.
BA(Hons), DipArch, Architect
Kevin graduated from Sheffield University in 2002 where his thesis looked at the rediscovery of Sheffield's rivers, and an investigation into how buildings can be harmonised with nature through sustainable systems. Since joining the Practice in 2003 Kevin has worked on a number of education, urban regeneration and residential projects, including house extensions, small and large scale developments and masterplans.
BArch(Hons), DipArch, Architect
Kristina completed her architectural education at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow in 1996. After a year in West Africa, she returned to London and joined our practice as a fully qualified architect in 1999. Kristina has excellent skills in public consultation work and has worked on a range of residential and education projects. Kristina assists with the strategic management of our practice. She had responsibility on our own project to redevelop our existing canalside warehouse premises into low energy offices and city apartments.
BA(Hons), DipArch, Architect
Lara studied architecture at Kingston University and Oxford Brookes University where she has been a guest tutor. Since joining the practice, Lara has worked on a number of residential, Higher Education and cultural projects including the 2011 RIBA Award winning new Herbarium Wing at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. Prior to joining the practice in 2002, Lara worked at architecture and design studios in Wales, Malaysia and New Zealand where she explored different building methods including timber, earth and strawbale construction.
BA(Hons), BArch(Hons), MArch(Hons), Architect
Lucy joined the office in June 2006 and graduated from the School of Architecture at Newcastle University in 2004. She combined her architectural studies with specialist modules in landscape architecture. Her thesis project utilised environmental psychology to promote mental wellbeing. After graduating, Lucy spent a year in Malaysia working for Ken Yeang, where she developed her enthusiasm for ecological design. She has also worked for practices in Clerkenwell and Twickenham, on residential projects and a community centre.
BA(Hons), MArch, Part 2 Architectural Assistant
Marianne graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2012 with a distinction in her MArch. She was awarded the Stephen Welsh Prize for best overall performance in her year and nominated for the Silver Medal in the President's Medal Student Awards. Marianne is interested in the evolving role of the architect in creating and adapting civic space. On being awarded the Sir H.K. Stephenson Travelling Studentship Marianne spent time in Berlin for her thesis project. Before joining Cullinan Studio in 2013, she worked at Sarah Wigglesworth Architects on sustainable housing projects.
Max joined Cullinan Studio in 2015 shortly after graduating from the Barlett School of Architecture. For his third year project, Max and a team of friends designed and made a 1:1 inflatable hall - The Inflatahall - which was portable and intended to reinvigorate the concept of community space, especially within inner-city housing estates. The Inflatahall was used for a series of design workshops with young people from a housing estate in south London, which furthered Max's interest in participation and design. Along with a close friend, he also ran the documentary series Home Sweet Home that sought to engage and educate students from the Bartlett and beyond about the history and current state of housing within the UK.
BSc(Hons), MArch, Architect
Nathan joined Cullinan Studio in 2015. He completed his BSc in Architecture at the University of Bath and the Technische Universität München, graduating with first class honours. Nathan gained his Masters at the Bartlett School of Architecture during which time he developed an interest in temporal and flexible structures. Previously he has worked for Klaszkleeberger Architekten in Innsbruck and Inside Out Architecture. A keen writer, Nathan has contributed articles and reviews to Building Design, the RIBA Journal and Aesthetica Art and Culture Magazine.
With a background in Sculpture, Oliver has a strong interest in making and crafting. Graduating from the Bartlett School of Architecture in 2015 his final year project looked at community small-scale interventions on St Pancras Way Estate, Camden. This centered on a standardized frame, which could be fitted with off the shelf parts to create various functions. The second half of the year involved a floating mixed use modular housing typology in Kensal Rise. This scheme utilized the redundant canal system with the aim to embrace living with water. During the summer Oliver took part in the Barratt Homes & AJ Future Homes Competition. The proposal presented an alternative modular system that could adapt to growing family.
Pei joined Cullinan Studio in 2015. She studied Architecture in Glasgow and London where she obtained her Part 2 from the Architectural Association (AA). Pei has experience in architecture and landscape design and has worked in Barcelona, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Singapore for renowned international practices - Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, WOHA Architects and Seksan Design. Pei has always been interested in the fundamental elements of architecture and the art of craft in design. Originally from Borneo, Malaysia, Pei has worked with local organisations to help build homes for the underprivileged indigenous community. Pei has also been a tutor to the AA Visiting School - Streetware South East Asia.
BSc(Hons), DipAAD, RIBA, Architect
Since joining us in 1995, Peter has gained extensive experience in team working on a variety of projects from concept design to building completion, in particular on Higher Education and residential projects. He studied at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and the Technical University of Vienna. Upon graduating he was awarded the final year parchment for outstanding design by the Glasgow Institute of Architects. Peter has been involved in teaching design, construction and sustainability at University College London, University of East London and the University of Strathclyde.
BA(Hons), MArch, RIBA, Architect
Philip joined us in 2006 following training at the University of Sheffield School of Architecture and the Universitatea de Arhitectura si Urbanism "Ion Mincu" in Bucharest, Romania. He qualified as an Architect from the University of Cambridge in 2008. Philip was Project Architect on our Libyan projects, most significantly Shahat Garden City and continues to teach and lecture at architectural institutes in Tripoli. Before joining the practice, Philip worked in Seattle (USA), Sheffield and London. Prior to beginning his architectural training, he served as an Army officer in the Royal Artillery.
CBE, RIBA, HonFIStructE, HonFCIBSE, Architect
Robin is a senior member of the practice. He is a Board Member of the NHBC, Convenor of The Edge, a member of the CABE Eco-Town Design Review Panel and Chair of the Cambridgeshire Quality Panel. He has been Vice-President of the RIBA, Chairman of CIC and was a founder member of the Movement for Innovation Board; he continues to help develop the Design Quality Indicator. Robin was awarded a CBE in 1999, an Honorary Fellowship of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2002 and an Honorary Fellowship of Chartered Institute of Building Services in 2013.
MA(Hons), DipArch, RIBA, Architect
Roddy is one of our Practice Leaders, who provide leadership to ensure that we deliver an excellent service for our clients and create high quality architecture. He is a superb designer with boundless enthusiasm and energy. He has extensive experience of leading the design of buildings and masterplans, nationally and internationally, in a wide range of sectors. Roddy chairs design review panels for Architecture and Design Scotland. He lectures widely and in 2013 chaired juries for the RIBA Awards and the Cairngorm National Park Design Awards.
BSc(Hons), MPhil, Part 2 Architectural Assistant
Sahiba received her Bachelors at the University of Bath in 2009, graduating with first class honours. Whilst completing her final degree project she also organised and curated the School of Architecture's first roaming Degree Show, which was exhibited during July 2009 in London. She has previously worked at Batterham Matthews Design in Bath and DSDHA in London, on a wide range of commercial, residential and mixed-use projects. Sahiba first joined us in 2009 and returned in 2013 after completing her Masters at Cambridge, where she also worked at the Architects' Journal as part of their Sustainability Team.
Sarah joined us in June 2012 and is our Office Manager and PA to Ted Cullinan. Sarah graduated from the University of Kent in 2008 with an MDrama in Contemporary Performance Practice. After leaving University she joined the 'Little Bulb' theatre company assisting with admin work as well as performing. From there she continued to work within the arts in an administrative capacity within various organisations and media. Sarah continues to perform in an amateur capacity in her spare time as well as enjoying crochet and dressmaking.
Shamiso joined us in 2015 as our Accounts Administrator and is responsible for our day-to-day bookkeeping. She previously worked in the renewable energy sector for nine years and is a firm believer of green power as an essential part of securing the UK's energy future. In her spare time she indulges a keen interest in martial arts, in addition to writing and performing comedy.
CBE, RA, RIBA, HonFRIAS
2008 RIBA Royal Gold Medallist Ted Cullinan studied at Cambridge, the Architectural Association and Berkeley. He established our office as a co-operative in 1965. Ted was awarded a CBE in 1987 for Services to Architecture, elected a Royal Academician in 1989, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland in 1995. In 2005, he was awarded a Special Commendation by the Prince Philip Designers Prize for his outstanding lifetime achievement in design and in 2010 he was made a Royal Designer for Industry by the RSA.
Wen studied at the AA School of Architecture in London and qualified as an architect while working at Cullinan Studio in 1989. In the early 1990's, she enjoyed two years in Edinburgh, and six years in Berlin working on regeneration projects. Wen rejoined us in 1998. She has extensive experience in residential, masterplanning and Higher Education projects, including the Singapore Management University where she led a small team based in Singapore. Wen leads our Welfare Team and is partner in charge of human resource aspects of the practice.