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Alex Abbey

Chair of the Advisory Committee

Having worked for architectural practices in Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Edinburgh, Alex joined Cullinan Studio in 1998. He has over 20 years of architectural experience, with particular expertise in low energy design and the use of timber, across a wide range of sectors including education, health and cultural projects. He recently worked with manufacturers to develop an off-site, quick build timber system for primary schools.


Alex enjoys teaching and lecturing about the work of the Cullinan practice and leads its 'Development' management team. Alex qualified as an architect from the University of Edinburgh in 2000.


Key projects include: John Hope Gateway, Visitor Centre, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Project Architect); Gateway to Petra, Visitor Centre, Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities, Jordan (Project Architect); Holy Cross Primary School, Swindon (Project Director); Central Building Refurbishment, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge (Project Director); and Maitland Park, Housing and estate regeneration, London Borough of Camden (Project Director).