Michael Cumming RAIA

B.Arch (Hons1) B.Des(Arch) Registered Architect NSW 8928 | NZ 5399

Michael Cumming is a Registered Architect with the Architect Registration Boards of NSW, and New Zealand, and currently undertakes work across Australia and New Zealand. With over a decade of architectural experience, as Director of Michael Cumming Architect pty ltd, Michael is involved in every facet of the business and each and every project.

Michael completed the Sydney University Bachelor of Architecture program in 2007 with First Class Honours and was awarded with the Ethel M Chettle Prize in Architecture. He has since enjoyed an education role tutoring design and construction technologies at the University of Sydney.

Before founding Michael Cumming Architect Pty Ltd in 2014, he was an Associate Architect at Squillace Architects and Project Architect at Squillace Nicholas Architects where he gained extensive experience in the design and delivery of coastal, heritage and interstate houses, high end apartment developments, and highly acclaimed restaurants, bars and hospitality venues across Sydney


Featured Multi Residential Project:

'The Cove' Clovelly Beach      

Associate/Project Architect @ Squillace

The Cove is a high end apartment development characterised by its off-form concrete structure with glass and steel detailed operable balconies. Paired back relaxed interiors feature limestone floors, tasmanian oak timber cladding, and marble benchtops. The glass façade opens to allow breezy summer balconies, and closes for warm sun drenched winter gardens sheltered from coastal winds. Michael Cumming was the Project Architect for Squillace, involved in the design, Randwick Council and Land Environment Court approvals, construction documentation, and construction services. The building was awarded a commendation in the Randwick Council Design Awards.

Multi Residential

Other multi residential project experience gained on the Squillace team included the design, council approval and construction documentation of medium scale boutique developments in Manly, and larger apartment developments in emerging development areas across Sydney.


Featured Hospitality and Lifestyle Project:

The Clovelly Hotel      

Associate/Project Architect @ Squillace

The 'Cloey' Is an Eastern Suburbs beloved and historic hotel. The project involved complex planning and construction issues, including acoustics, heritage, a fire services upgrade and the underpinning of the heritage building to allow underground parking. Solving these issues allowed the site to maximise it's potential, and add a new restaurant, function bar, and return the main room of the hotel back to its original proportions.

Trinity Point                

Associate/Project Architect @ Squillace

Trinity Point is an exciting ongoing project for the Squillace team. Michael Cumming was highly involved in the concept design for the hospitality building while an associate architect at Squillace. The building features a public restaurant and outdoor pool on the ground floor, and a function space and related services upstairs.

Manly Pavilion          

Project Team @ Squillace Nicholas Architects

The Manly Pavilion suffered many years of disuse and neglect prior to its major renovation by Squillace Nicholas Architects. The project involved a complex staged council planning process navigating social and environmental concerns. The approval achieved allowed the restoration of the iconic and beautiful heritage building, and the construction of a new copper, glass and steel roof top pavilion. Careful structural design allowed the new pavilion to align with the existing wharf pier grid. Beautiful interior design completed the buildings restoration. Michael Cumming was a key team member, working on the staged planning approval, design input, and the coordination of structural and architectural detailing of the new roof top pavilion. 



Featured House Project:

Little Manly / Project Architect @ Squillace

Manly / Project Architect @ Squillace

Brighton Melbourne / Project Architect @ Squillace

New Farm Brisbane / Project Architect @ Patrick Nicholas Architects

Bellevue Hill / Project Team @ Patrick Nicholas Architects

Clareville Boathouse / Project Team @ Patrick Nicholas Architects

Michael Cumming has been fortunate to experience the design, council planning, construction documentation and construction services of multiple creative and beautifully designed houses for private clients.