Dominic Cullinan & Jon Buck,
Lecicester Engineering Building for Building Design Magazine

Dominic has directed many of the school projects undertaken by SCABAL most recently concept designs for nine educational buildings in Andhra Pradesh, India.

He was accredited as one of the first RIBA Client Design Advisors in ‘05 (now RIBA Client Advisers). In this role, he led the SCABAL team assisting in the design and procurement of Building Schools for the Future programmes (BSF) in the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Lambeth, Hackney and Camden. SCABAL has recently assisted Camden with partners UCL in the building of their new £55m UCL Academy and Swiss Cottage Special School on a shared site on Adelaide Road, St John’s Wood, completed in November ’12 and the new recently completed Hawley Primary School.

In ‘09 Dominic assisted the British Council advising the Egyptian government on school building standards following a visit to 32 state schools in the Nile Delta region of Egypt. He was an active member of the RIBA Schools Client Forum and a frequent speaker at national conferences, discussing SCABAL’s work and its relation to the current context of school procurement.

Between 1989 and 1995 Dominic, with family and friends built his own four storey house as one of two semi-attached houses in Dalston in partnership with Ivan Harbour. Both houses are now locally listed.

Dominic is a member of the Hackney Design Review Panel assisting the Planning Department in improving the design and programmatic quality of major applications, particularly school projects and tall buildings.

Dominic was born in Arua, Uganda in 1960. From 1979 he studied architecture, first at the Polytechnic of Central London (now University of Westminster), then at the Architectural Association, receiving an AA diploma in 1987.

Dominic was a Unit Master from 1991-94 at the Architectural Association and at Cambridge University in 1993. He is a visiting critic at many schools of architecture including the Royal College of Art, Sheffield, Westminster, London Metropolitan and Hong Kong universities and has been external examiner at the universities of Westminster and Dalhousie, Halifax, Canada. He is currently supervising three Collaborative PHD students along with Cathy Burk of the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Dominic worked for Fletcher Priest Architects, Edward Cullinan Architects, Branson Coates Architecture and for six years with Ian Ritchie Architects prior to forming Cullinan And Buck Architects Ltd (CABAL now SCABAL) with Jon Buck in 1996.