Sullivan Skinner are Brisbane based architects. We work with private residential and commercial clients to realise bespoke architecture and interiors.

Underpinning our work are those fundamental qualities of space with enduring appeal; volume, proportion, material, light, and reciprocity between building, landscape and interior. This approach tends towards an understated architecture with minimal embellishment that prioritises user comfort and the practicalities and pleasure of use.

A particular strength is our ability to translate the complexities of a brief into composed and coherent buildings through rigorous design coordination and detail resolution.

Our work to date has been recognised through awards and publications. In 2023 Sullivan Skinner were among seven Australian practices shortlisted for the Emerging Architecture Practice award within the Houses Awards program, and in 2024 were among five Indo-Pacific architecture and design practices shortlisted for The Prodigy category of the INDE Awards.

We are intimately involved in your project from initial briefing to construction handover, maintaining a broad overview of your original project ambitions while developing the design concept and coordinating the input of specialist contributors.

Our services are typically structured to include design, documentation, contractor selection and services during construction including building contract administration.


Sullivan Skinner is led by Tahnee Sullivan and Christopher Skinner, whose combined experience ranges broadly in scale from private houses and bespoke interiors to mixed use precinct planning and luxury hotel projects.

Tahnee is skilled in resolving complex spatial and technical briefs and various stakeholder priorities throughout the design and delivery process, while maintaining the clarity of the design intent and core project values. She prioritises strong client relationships and values clear communication.

In her previous role as Associate at Richards & Spence she was Project Architect for The Calile Hotel in Fortitude Valley, a landmark development comprising commercial, retail, hospitality and leisure uses.

In 2019 Tahnee was awarded the Australian Institute of Architects Dulux Study Tour Prize in recognition of her contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement. In 2010 she was a national finalist in the Glenn Murcutt Student Prize and winner of the People’s Choice Award.

Christopher’s design approach balances reasoned insight and empathic imagination. He believes that clear and robust design strategies are essential, and that subtle differences in detail can make a significant difference to user experience.

Christopher trained in cabinetmaking before studying architecture. He received the Karl and Gertrude Langer Memorial Design Prize upon graduation from the University of Queensland and completed an exchange semester on scholarship at the Technical University of Berlin.

In previous roles he contributed to private residential projects that were awarded at state and national level while working for others.

Tahnee Sullivan
Registered Architect QLD 4933 NSW 11389

Christopher Skinner
Registered Architect QLD 5311