Josh McCullar AIA

Josh 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.

In 1996, he entered the College of Design at North Carolina State University, earning a degree in Environmental Design and Architecture.  In 2002, he received a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia and then spent a year in Pittsburgh with the preeminent national firm of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Josh moved Richmond, Virginia in 2003 to join SMBW Architects where most of his career was based until founding this practice in 2016.

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, public libraries, private foundations, the City of Richmond, and a handful of bespoke houses.



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.