Edward Cullinan

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Edward Cullinan, CBE, RA, RIBA, HonFRIAS
Born Edward Horder Cullinan
17 July 1931
Islington, London, England
Occupation Architect

Edward Horder Cullinan CBE, RA, RIBA, HonFRIAS (born 17 July 1931), better known as Ted Cullinan, is an English architect.

Born in Islington, London,[1] Cullinan was educated at Ampleforth College, Queens' College, Cambridge, 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. [2]

Divinity Faculty, University of Cambridge
Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge

Cullinan founded his own practice in 1959. The co-operative, Edward Cullinan Architects, was founded in 1965.[3] Notable projects include the Charles Cryer Theatre, Carshalton (completed in 1991),[4] 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).

Cullinan was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)'s 2008 Royal Gold Medal.[3]


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