Truexcullins: Celebrating 50 years of Architecture and Design

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This year marks a particularly special anniversary for TruexCullins, as the firm celebrates 50 years in business. It was in 1968 that Bill Truex joined Eugene Alexander to form a new architecture firm in Burlington, later joining with Bill DeGroot and Tom Cullins.

A History of Design Excellence

Since its inception in 1968, the firm has made an indelible mark on Burlington, having designed a number of buildings in and around the Queen City. Take a stroll around town and you will be inevitably pass some of TruexCullins’ past projects – the U.S. Coast Guard Station, North Beach Bath House, the Residences on College and Battery Streets, and the acclaimed Saint Paul’s Cathedral.

One of the most notable contributions to the community is the Church Street Marketplace, which has come to define Burlington’s unique character. Bill Truex was the principal architect and driving force behind the project, which transformed a downtown city street into a bustling pedestrian-only marketplace.

On a Successful Workplace

Though the firm’s continued success can be attributed to exceptional leadership, talented staff, and design expertise, what truly sets TruexCullins apart is its dedication to providing a creative and collaborative workplace environment.

“Fostering a sense of community within our firm is essential to our success. We want our employees to feel motivated and inspired by colleagues,” says Managing Principal David Epstein. “The nature of this profession is very competitive, so we actively work to create an environment that welcomes new ideas and celebrates each person’s achievements.”

TruexCullins Today

TruexCullins has expanded from its humble beginnings and is now a nationally recognized Architecture and Interior Design firm providing comprehensive design services for regional, national, and international clients.

The firm’s expertise is organized across five design studios: Residential, Education, Workplace, Resort, and Interiors.

The TruexCullins of today has continued the firm’s civic role upon which it was founded, designing buildings that serve a public purpose, most recently with the construction of Burlington’s Downtown Transit Center. In 2006 the education studio expanded to serve the international market. Since then, the firm has worked in over 10 countries, including projects in Europe, Africa, and South America.

The interior design studio within TruexCullins specializes in boutique hospitality design and has completed award winning projects across the country, from the East Coast to the Rocky Mountains.

For all of these project types, the firm’s guiding philosophy is built on the belief that design has the power to transform communities and improve lives. For the past five decades, TruexCullins has pursued this vision, offering design solutions that provide lasting value, comfort, and beauty.


Photographs, Clockwise L to R: Church Street Marketplace (1981); Contemporary Farmhouse (2012); Hotel Vermont (2013); Heritage Aviation (2010). Photos by Jim Westphalen.


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