Principal / Design Architect
Mr. Fulton is leader and founder of Forrest Fulton Architecture, an architecture, design, and planning studio currently based in Saint Louis, Missouri. The practice is rooted in his combined experience as master-builder, urbanist, and collaborator. Recent projects integrate landscape, urban infrastructure, and architecture to create new productive, meaningful conditions for 21st century life.
He founded the practice in 2009 after 5 years of technical and design work on industry-leading projects in the United States and Asia. Most recently, he worked at Steven Holl Architects Beijing on the visionary Vanke Center, one of the first LEED platinum certified buildings in China. Previously he worked for Machado-Silvetti Associates in Boston, where he was a designer of the competition-winning proposal for the University of Wisconsin Chazen Museum of Art. At Giattina Fisher Aycock in Birmingham (now GAStudio) he was involved with the design of the Homewood Middle School, the first LEED silver certified middle school in the U.S. He began his professional career designing and building small, well-crafted buildings with RoTo Architects in Los Angeles.
Mr. Fulton studied architecture at Auburn University and Harvard University. In 2000, he received a Bachelors of Architecture from Auburn University, where he designed and built the Rural Studio thesis project, Masons Bend Community Center. The project has been published widely and exhibited throughout the world. In 2002 the Whitney Museum of American Art selected it for inclusion in its Biennial exhibition, making it one of the few instances of architecture yet selected for the Biennial. He continued his education at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, completing two advanced degrees, Masters of Design Studies (2004) and Masters of Architecture (2006).
He has been a visiting professor at Auburn University. In his core studios and seminars, he and his students explored digital design techniques and high-performance envelope design. He has been an invited lecturer and guest critic at important academic institutions.
He is a registered architect in the state of Massachusetts and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.