a connection to education
While we try to approach each studio project with open minds and as a form of ongoing research, the world of formal education - liberated from the realities of practice while constrained by the rigor of investigation and experiment - provides an essential context of reflection and questioning.
We actively seek connections between our practice and design schools with the aim of finding mutual interests and inspirations. Peter Culley has taught in both architecture and landscape programs in the US and UK, and is a regular participant on design reviews. The practice also actively engages with high school age students to help expose younger minds to the design aspects of the decision making processes that shape their environments.
Most recently Peter Culley has been thesis instructor for the Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Southern California (USC) and Professor of Practice at Woodbury University. He has also taught in the masters program at University College London’s Bartlett School of Architecture with then dean Christine Hawley. We encourage our team to connect with local architecture schools and we also regularly invite student and faculty groups into our offices for tours and discussion.
For the last two years we taken part in the University of Richmond-based John Oats Institute for Partners in the Arts initiative to help prepare high school teachers with class instruction.
site climate analysis drawing by Eryanne Edgerley