Our Studio

Cumulus Studio is an award winning architecture and interior design practice with offices in Hobart, Launceston and Melbourne. The three offices operate as one combined studio, providing flexibility in the size and scope of work undertaken and ensuring a cohesive and collaborative approach to all projects.

The studio consists of 21 designers, including 15 registered architects and 2 interior designers, and specialises in tourism, residential, commercial, heritage, urban design and interior architecture.

Cumulus also regularly collaborates with a number of external specialist consultants from across Australia for the co-ordination of a broader range of services from feasibility studies and brand management through to contract administration and post occupancy evaluation.

Our Approach

Cumulus Studio formed out of a desire to investigate ideas collaboratively and an understanding that great ideas are developed through sharing and workshopping with others.

From the Latin word for ‘heap’ or ‘pile’, Cumulus believe that through working together a critical mass of ideas can be accumulated quickly – forming idea clouds. These ideas can take on any size or form and be manipulated to suit conditions.

Collaboration is more often discussed than it is practised. It is our experience that, like a good conversation or delicious recipe, the result of mixing good ingredients is often greater than any one of the individual components.

Through workshopping and discussions we are able to generate shared inputs on aspects of budget, program, site, the environment, marketing & brand advice, specialist information, feasibility, people, financial return, user requirements and time-frame. During this process Cumulus also examines how to value add to the project by interrogating the brief, analysing precedents and looking for efficiencies and value for money. All of these ingredients are then refined into a design while strategically working through issues with the client and relevant stake-holders.

Our Clients

Our Awards

2018

Lonely Planet’s Best New Places to Stay
Thousand Lakes Lodge
Ranked number three in the world

2017

Architizer A+ Awards
Pumphouse Point
Hospitality, Hotels & Resorts, Finalist

Australian Institute of Architects Awards, Tasmania
Lady Gowrie Tasmania
Sydney Blythe Award for Educational Architecture.

2016

Australian Institute of Architects Awards
Devil’s Corner
National Commendation for Commercial Architecture

Australian Institute of Architects Awards, Tasmania
Devil’s Corner
Colin Philp Award for Commercial Architecture

Australian Institute of Architects Awards, Tasmania
Devil’s Corner
Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture

Architizer A+ Awards
Devil’s Corner
Commercial Mixed Use, Jury Winner

API Excellence in Property Awards
Devil’s Corner
Property Development Award (Tasmania)

Australian Timber Design Awards
Bento
Finalist

2015

Australian Institute of Architects Awards, Tasmania
Pumphouse Point
Award for Commercial Architecture

API Excellence in Property Awards
Pumphouse Point
Property Development Award (Tasmania)

API Excellence in Property Awards
Pumphouse Point
Heritage Property Award (Tasmania)

Gourmet Traveller
Pumphouse Point
Regional Hotel of the Year

2014

Australian Institute of Architects Awards, Tasmania
The Apple Shed
Award for Commercial Architecture

Australian Institute of Architects Awards, Tasmania
15/Love House
Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

Australian Institute of Architects Awards, Tasmania
The Apple Shed
Commendation for Sustainable Architecture

Eat, Drink Design Awards
The Apple Shed
High Commendation for Best Retail Design

Timber Design Awards
The Apple Shed
Finalist

2012

Property Council of Australia, Tasmania
Cumulus Director Todd Henderson
Future Leaders Award

Australian Institute of Architects Awards, Tasmania
Cumulus Director Peter Walker
Emerging Architect Prize

2011

Timber Design Awards
Cumulus Director Peter Walker
Rising Star