Jon Buck & Dominic Cullinan
Lecicester Engineering Building for Building Design Magazine
Jon has recently directed the Fordham Abbey Dojima Sake Brewery project, a new Sake Brewery and visitor building in the grounds of the Grade II Listed Fordham Abbey, plus outbuildings converted for visitor use and a pottery in the ancient woods. The Georgian manor house to be gradually repaired, restored and used as an event venue. All opened to the public from Autumn 2018.
And in 2013 the transformation of Christ Church Primary School in Brick Lane, remodelling the Grade II Listed school and constructing the new nursery & community building next to the Grade 1 Listed Christ Church Spitalfields. A bold strategy, sensitive negotiations, precise planning, attention to detail and meticulous communication formed this design for the community.
He lives in Essex with his sons, wife & parents in three generations of oak-framed & thatched building, a crooked house made from a late-medieval pair, a medieval granary barn brought from a mile away and a new round house built in the old orchard.
Born in Bournemouth, Hampshire in 1964, Jon from 1981 studied building at the York College of Arts & Technology, followed by a Degree in Architecture at the Polytechnic of the South Bank then a Diploma in Architecture at the Polytechnic of Central London. During this time he won RIBA Bronze Medal and International Student Competition prizes and received a Diploma in Architecture with Design Distinction in 1992.
He taught architectural design at the Royal College of Art for three years from 2001 and has since the early 1990s been a visiting critic at the Architectural Association, the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, London Metropolitan University, London South Bank University, and the Welsh School of Architecture.
Jon worked for Levitt Bernstein Associates, Ian Ritchie Architects and Michael Hopkins & Partners prior to forming Cullinan And Buck Architects Ltd (CABAL now SCABAL) with Dominic Cullinan in 1996.