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 inclusion in all forms — this means placing people at the center of our practice.

Forever Values

Be kind.

We emphasize integrity, compassion, and understanding.


Unique clients inspire unique projects — we’re here to listen and learn.

Think responsibly.

What’s good for the Earth is good for our clients.

Work together.

Diversity + collaboration = creative solutions.

Share success.

We seek partnerships in which the client, the community, the planet, and Cushing Terrell all win.

Have fun.

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 “Culture” profiles on the Blog.

It’s very rewarding to be part of a multidisciplinary firm where I get to collaborate with professionals who have expertise in a variety of areas to come up with innovative solutions.

Kaitlin McCoy, Architect | Minneapolis

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

Being able to collaborate with multiple disciplines under one roof is incredibly beneficial to our projects.

Rei Karasawa, Design Professional | Seattle

Culture Matters

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

Recognizing the impact development has on our ecosystems, Cushing Terrell is compelled to be a responsible steward of the environment, reducing our own footprint and that of our clients. Our commitment to sustainable operations is reinforced through:
  • 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 Our Principals

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The Team in Action

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