Edward Cullinan

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Edward Cullinan, CBE, RA, RIBA, HonFRIAS (born 17 July 1931) is a British architect.

Cullinan was educated at Cambridge University, the Architectural Association, and the University of California, Berkeley before working for Denys Lasdun where he designed the student residences for the University of East Anglia.

Cullinan's practice, Edward Cullinan Architects, was founded in 1965. Notable projects include the Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre (completed 1992), the Centre for Mathematical Sciences (Cambridge) (completed 2003), the Weald and Downland Gridshell (2002, nominated for the Stirling Prize) and the new library at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (opened 2010).

Cullinan is currently a visiting Professor at the University of Nottingham, and has been awarded four other professorships at The Bartlett (1978–9), Sheffield University (1985–87), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1985), and Edinburgh University (1987–90).

Edward Cullinan has been awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)'s 2008 Royal Gold Medal.

Cullinan is married to Rosalind, daughter of Norah and Victor Maslin Yeates.

Cullinan was from a middle-class family. His Father, a doctor who served as senior physician at St Bartholomew's Hospital, had no great interest in the arts - though he was a brilliant amateur conjuror- but his mother (Slade-trained painter and daughter of the royal physician, Lord Horder) was an enthusiast for modern architecture and filled the nursery with Aalto furniture.