Meet Our Talented Team
Inspired by collaboration.
We might be old, but we’ve aged gracefully. Back in 1938, founders Cushing and Terrell believed integrating architecture, engineering, and design opened the doors for deepened relationships and enhanced creativity — and that hasn’t changed. Generations of collaborative practice have proven the benefit of working shoulder-to-shoulder to yield broader viewpoints and better design solutions.
But our passion to forever improve is inherent. “The way it’s always been done” isn’t always the best way, which is why we implement programs that challenge us to perform above standards and beyond past successes. As a team, we champion diversity, equity, and integrity in all forms — this means placing people at the center of our practice.
After all, our mission is to invent a better way of living. We find joy in uncovering imaginative solutions for the people who work here, the people we work for, and the planet as a whole. Our broad range of specialized service offerings and global project locations make every day unique, and a love for exploring new frontiers is what keeps the pioneering spirit of our founders alive.
Founded on the Golden Rule, we emphasize integrity, compassion, and understanding.
Unique clients inspire unique projects — we’re here to listen and learn.
What’s good for the Earth is good for our clients.
Diversity + collaboration = creative solutions.
We seek partnerships in which the client, the community, the planet, and Cushing Terrell all win.
We take our work, but not ourselves, seriously.
Straight From the Team
Members of Team Cushing Terrell weigh in with their own words. For deeper dives into team member stories, check out our “Spotlight” profiles on the Blog.
Cushing Terrell has given me tools and surrounded me with people allowing and encouraging me to progress from new design professional to project architect with the confidence and skills to take on that role.
Kyle Johnson, Architect | Denver
Cushing Terrell is a place of collaboration and camaraderie. We believe in working shoulder-to-shoulder with each other and our clients to find the best solutions.
Our Culture Ambassadors, comprised of team members from around the firm, lead a program designed to welcome newcomers, celebrate important news, and keep the workday lively. They strive to remind us that having fun is one of our core values.
We have a robust mentorship program that encourages and supports team members learning — from one another; from experts inside and outside the firm; and from ownership, HR, Marketing, and other support functions.
In short, we care deeply about where we work, the projects we work on, and the people we work with.
Major Firm Milestones
We ♥ Our Planet
- A firm-wide Sustainable Design Initiative
- Purchase of renewable energy credits
- Establishment of a Green Advocacy Council
- Sustainable Operations Policy Champions
- Signing and advancing AIA’s 2030 Challenge
Meet the Board
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