Practice

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

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.

Prior to establishing Sullivan Skinner in 2018 directors Tahnee Sullivan and Christopher Skinner each contributed to several projects recognised by local and national design awards and publications.

Directors

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
MArch(UQ)

Christopher Skinner
Registered Architect QLD 5311
MArch(UQ)