Professor Charlie Hussey ARB, RIBA

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Lecturer, Honorary Professor, Mackintosh School of Architecture


Mackintosh School of Architecture


The Love Shack, Cumbria
RIBA Award winning property by Sutherland Hussey Architects

The Love Shack, Cumbria


Professor Charlie Hussey

Upon graduating Charlie joined the office of the late Sir James Stirling and worked on a number of international commissions and competitions including the Tokyo Forum, The Paris Library and the Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore. Following the untimely death of Stirling, he was invited to join Renzo Piano’s office in Italy to work on the winning competition entry for a new performing Arts Centre in Rome.

He returned to the UK in 1997 and established Sutherland Hussey Architects with his long term colleague Charlie Sutherland.

Within a few years the practice completed a number of award winning small scale projects across the UK - The Barnhouse in Highgate London, Lynher dairy in Cornwall; and An Turas on the Island of Tiree, which went on to be shortlisted for the Stirling and Mies van der Rohe prizes as well as being the recipient of the RSA gold medal and the Doolan Prize for the best building in Scotland Award.

Aside from seven RIBA award winning projects in the UK, the practice has also developed many larger scale projects overseas. These include a major urban regeneration proposal for Sligo, the new British Embassy in Sarajevo, a design template for a new National park in Xiling mountains of Sichuan China, an Archaeology Museum in Inner Mongolia and, more recently, a new City Museum in Chengdu. The Practice also recently secured first place in an International competition for Tempelhof Airport in Berlin for a new a 400 Hectare city park.

Most recently the practice won the design competition for the new Media city Headquarters for Chengdu TV to be located within the Eastern New Town which comprises of a landmark 330M high tower. These recent successes have propelled the practice to an international status

For the last nineteen years, in tandem with running a practice, he has been a research active contributor and part-time Lecturer at the Mackintosh School of Architecture. For sixteen years he has been teaching final year students where the transition from academia to practice is at its most prescient and a direct and urgent relationship between practice and architectural teaching is played out through the Architectural Thesis

He has also been active in the dissemination of the practices work and the tangible application of architectural theory within the school through lectures both school wide and directly to the lower years linking specifically into various teaching programmes within the school.

This relationship between teaching and practice has been both continuous and evolving over the past 14 years and he has been instrumental in the exploration and development of new and innovative methods of teaching practice framed and informed by an increasingly internationally applied professional practice.

Charlie has been a visiting critic and lecturer throughout the UK and Europe – Universities include Oslo, Aachen, Edinburgh, Cambridge and the British School in Rome.

He is currently an External examiner of the 5th year graduate course at Nottingham University. He is a member of ARB and the RIBA, a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy and in 2013 was awarded an Honorary Professorship at Glasgow University.

Sutherland Hussey Architects online

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Charlie Hussey on RADAR

Westburn Lane Housing, St Andrews, Fife

Westburn Lane Housing, St Andrews, Fife Hussey, Charles ...

20/02/17 10:59

West Burn Lane

West Burn Lane Hussey, Charles and Sutherland, Charles ...

11/01/16 12:59