Tim C.

Architecture Entrepreneur with 36+ years experience

English, French

Atelier Culbert is a medium-sized architecture practice with offices in Sion and Paris. The practice works in Switzerland, Europe and Asia and is known for its cultural projects and collaborations wit...see more

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Founder & Design Director

6 years
Current position
Apr 2017 - Present
Culbert was recipient of the Equerre d’Argent award for Best Building of the Year for co-designing the Louvre-Lens Museum. He was nominated by UNESCO as a United Nations Development Pro...see more

International Director & Head of Architecture, Dubai

2 years
Sep 2016 - Apr 2018
Oscillitaing his private practice between Basel and Paris, Culbert moved his base to Dubai to set up a new satellite office for engineering practice Arep, as Head of Architecture overse...see more

Senior Architect & Museum Designer

Herzog & de Meuron
2 years
Dec 2013 - Jan 2016
Culbert joins Herzog & DeMeuron as Senior Architect and Director of Museum Construction, notably for the Unterlinden Museum expansion, in Colmar, France, which is opened by President H...see more


12 years
Current position
Jun 2011 - Present
Tim Culbert professional trajectory charts one architect’s early choice of a collaborative working method with some of the best thinkers and designers practicing today. Resolutely tran...see more

Tim Culbert Architect, Lead Co-designer in a joint venture with SANAA

Musee du Louvre-Lens
8 years
Mar 2005 - Nov 2012
MUSÉE LOUVRE-LENS OPENED BY PRESIDENT FRANCOIS HOLLANDE OF FRANCE, DECEMBER 4TH, 2012 Awarded Best Building of France January 2014, L'Equerre d'Argent Lead Design Architect Tim Culbert...see more

Founding Partner

Imrey Culbert Architects
10 years
Jan 2001 - Jun 2011
Imrey Culbert was a design partnership with a focus on museum architecture and gallery design that was dissolved in 2011. Tim Culbert, design principal of the firm, has since founded hi...see more

Associate Partner

I.M.Pei Architect / PCF
11 years
Aug 1989 - Dec 2000
Project Architect for the Miho Museum, near Kyoto, Japan and the Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM), Luxembourg

Project Architect

Jean Nouvel Architect
3 years
Mar 1986 - Jul 1989
Project Architect for the CLM/BBDO headquarters on Ile St. Germain, Paris

Associate-Partner I.M. Pei

I.M.Pei Architect, Jean Nouvel, OMA
28 years
Jun 1984 - Nov 2012
Tim Culbert was raised in Japan and Switzerland, studied at Carnegie Mellon University, eventually moving to France where he received his Master’s of Architecture from the École Spécial...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Construction & Infrastructure

Role experience

  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship