Josh McCullar Architects is a Full Service Architecture Firm in Richmond, Virginia specializing in the design of timeless modern houses, cultural, and small commercial projects.

We are Architects who listen, solve problems, engage community, and are inspired by our client's deepest aspirations.

We Craft site specific architecture and design solutions that are timeless, materially honest, emotive, and confident.

As we “draw lines” upon this Earth, we manifest our longest memory and our highest desire in the most fundamental task of architecture – to make shelter. We believe what we build must earn its keep, because the most sustainable building is a permanent one.

We Aim for an architecture of evolutionary beauty - one that celebrates the passage of time, and we believe that architecture at its very best, strengthens the inherent qualities of the landscape to become a clarifying agent in affirming a sense of place.

While remaining committed to the art of design, we provide a high level of focus in solving pragmatic needs, and turn constraints into opportunities.

Our work, spanning 15 years, has uniquely found parity with modern residences, sacred spaces, healing spaces, museum, libraries, academic institutions, urban planning, multi-family and mixed-use, nonprofit foundations, and civic buildings - all striving to create places of authenticity, beauty, and lasting value.

Ongoing work includes projects across the region for very diverse clients and budgets.

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Josh McCullar is a native of the Virginia Piedmont region and grew up in a handful of small towns throughout the Carolinas and Virginia, where embedded remnants of old textile mills, tobacco barns, railroad tracks, forests, rivers, and farms formed an abiding love of the land at an early age.

He studied architecture and environmental design at North Carolina State University from 1996-2000 and then earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia in 2002. Upon graduation, Josh spent a year in Pittsburgh with the preeminent national firm of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson before moving to Richmond, Virginia to join SMBW Architects where most of his career was based until launching Josh McCullar Architects in the summer of 2016.

With 15 years of experience, Josh has worked on a range of public and private projects for civic and institutional clients, additions to the UVA School of Architecture, expansion of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Virginia War Memorial, restoration of Richmond's historic Main Street Station train shed, buildings for the University of Richmond and Washington and Lee University, three public libraries, private foundations, the City of Richmond, and a handful of signature private houses.

Josh is a licensed architect in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Collaborating Architects

We collaborate with other architects who bring additional talent pertinent to specific projects. As such, the firm is intentionally nimble and responsive to a variety of scale.



Interior Design

Outdoor Spaces

Restoration | Preservation

Site Planning

Feasibility Studies

Custom Furniture