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 14 registered architects, 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.

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.

2019

Australian Institute of Architects Awards, Tasmania
Kosaten Launceston
Alexander North Award for Interior Architecture

Australian Institute of Architects Awards, Tasmania
TasPorts Cruise Ship Shelters
Commendation for Small Project Architecture

Tasmanian Employer of Choice Awards
Cumulus Studio
Highly Commended

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

Registration
All Cumulus Studio Directors and Architects are legally registered to practice either under the authority of the Architects Registration Board of Victoria or the Board of Architects Tasmania, or both.

Registered Building Practitioner
Cumulus Studio’s in-house Registered Building Practitioner entitles Cumulus Studio to design and document buildings of all classes of an unrestricted size in accordance with the Victorian Building Authority and the Tasmanian Occupational Licensing Determination.

Insurance
Cumulus Studio holds a high level of insurance cover relating to professional indemnity, public liability and workers compensation compliant with large scale Australian commercial, government and residential project requirements.

State Government Pre-qualification
Cumulus Studio’s second party certified Quality Management System complies with the requirements of the Department of Treasury and Finance for large-scale building and construction projects in Tasmania.

Australian Institute of Architects
Cumulus Studio is an A+ member of the Australian Institute of Architects. The AIA advances and advocates the value of architecture to the sustainable growth of the Australian community, economy and culture. A+ members are preferred architecture industry employers which are required to uphold the future of the architectural profession, while also committing to professional benchmarks upon which A+ membership is contingent.

Association of Consulting Architects
Cumulus Studio is a member of the Association of Consulting Architects. The ACA is the key body representing architectural employers in Australia. ACA members lead the discussion on all matters relating to the business of architecture in Australia.

Tourism Industry Council Tasmania
Cumulus Studio is a Brand Partner of the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania. TICT works with the Tasmanian Government to progress key strategies guiding the growth and development of tourism in the state. TICT preferred partners ensure industry and design services are relevant and provide maximum value to TICT members.

Brand Tasmania
Cumulus is Studio is a Brand Tasmania Partner. Brand Tasmania is the first statutory place-branding authority to be established in Australia. Brand Tasmania Partners are a selected group of businesses which help define the representation of Tasmania in external markets.

Property Council of Australia
Cumulus Studio is an Associate Member of the Property Council of Australia. The Property Council is a national body that exists to ensure the continued prosperity of the property industry through building strong communities, jobs and investment. Cumulus Studio’s role as associate member has included staff leadership positions on various Property Council regional committees in recent years.

Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Cumulus Studio is a member of the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The TCCI is an independent membership organisation that positively leads the Tasmanian business community. TCCI members represent the Tasmanian ‘voice of business’ at all levels of government.

Launceston Chamber of Commerce
Cumulus Studio is a member of the Launceston Chamber of Commerce. The LCC is the leading independent voice representing and supporting business in the greater Launceston region. LCC members represent the city as a region of choice for people to live, work and invest.

Destination Southern Tasmania
Cumulus Studio is a member of Destination Southern Tasmania. DST is the peak tourism body for Tasmania’s southern region. DST members work together to increase visitor awareness and opportunities for local tourism businesses in Tasmania’s south.