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Chung Tyson are a multi disciplinary design studio based in Manchester.

We are architect-makers with a passion for design through making and have over 20 years experience in the fields of architecture, design and education.

Our projects range from product design and set construction for television to small scale buildings.

Ming Chung Architect

BA (Hons) Arch Dip Arch dist UCL ARB RIBA


Nick Tyson Architect

BA (Hons) Arch AA Dipl (Hons) ARB FHEA

Clients + Collaborators

We are fortunate to have worked with some great people:

Clients | BBC Worldwide, Double M Films, Emerge Recycling Manchester, Fritz Hansen, Gorton Monastery Trust, Dean Jones Director of Productions, Tim Key Executive Producer, Red Planet Pictures, Jan Pearson Actor and Richard Signy Director.

Collaborators | Atelier One Engineers, S Connah Architect, R Connelly Architect, DPsquared Engineers, N Dunn Professor of Urban Design, E Ellis Production Designer, Interference Art, Jateen Lad Sri Aurobindo Society, Lightwell, G Mayo Scenic Artist, S McHugh Graphic Designer, Price and Myers, Owl Project and Pop-Press.

Academic | University of East London, Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester School of Architecture, Middlesex University, Sheffield University, The Bartlett School of Architecture.

Practice |  Cullum and Nightingale Architects, Dixon Jones Architects, Tonkin Architects, Wright and Wright Architects.



2017 – 18  TIDY | CT Workshop design commission Pop-Press

2017 Apartment 4 Manchester M33 | Design + Build apartment conversion

2017 Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times London EC1 | Dressing Props Double M Films Ltd


2017 Studio Apartment London NW8 | Design and build refurbishment


2017 Death in Paradise Season 7 | Set construction set-up Guadeloupe

2016 Private House | Planning new build studio and house refurbishment Horsley KT24

2016 Death in Paradise Season 6 Guadeloupe | Set construction episodes 1-8

2016 HOP | CT Workshop step up stool prototype


2015 Death in Paradise Season 5 | Set construction episodes 1-8 Guadeloupe

2014 Death in Paradise Season 4 Guadeloupe | Set construction episodes 4 & 8

2014 CABIN Horsham RH12 | Collaborative Design + Build garden studio  (Connah, S.)

2013 CRATE | CT Workshop storage stool prototype

2013 Brick Studio Manchester M16 | Self-build annexe building

2012 COG | CT Workshop table mat prototype collaborative design (Connelly/McHugh)


2006 Apartments Manchester M33 | Design + Build house conversion into 3 apartments

2004 Young Architect of the Year Award | Building Design Runners up

2004 Private House Extension Manchester M21

2003 ‘Heliodays in the Rainy City’ Manchester M4 | Exhibition at URBIS

2003 Workshop Manchester M12 | Feasibility Gorton Monastery Trust funded by NWDA

2001 Coach House Manchester M16 | Self-build house refurbishment

2001 Europan 6 Manchester M40 | Urban housing regeneration  Shortlisted entry

2001 Private House London N1 | Conservation Area House refurbishment

2001 Women’s Library London E1 | NT Project Architect for Wright and Wright Architects

2001 Central School of Speech and Drama Link London NW3 | MC  Architect for Cullum and Nightingale Architects

2000 Listed House in Chelsea | MC Project Architect for Cullum and Nightingale Architects

1999 Artist’s Studio London SE22 | MC Project Architect for Cullum and Nightingale Architects

1998 Live-work studio London N8 | Self-build workshop installation


2014 ‘Architectural Model Making’ Dunn, N. | Book Contribution OFF | CUT

2014 ‘Transactions on Architectural Education’ EAAE | Book Contribution ‘Making as Pedagogy’

2013-16 Visiting Design Fellows | Sheffield School of Architecture | Studio Leader BA Yr 3


2013-14 Unit 7 Summer Shows | UCL sponsored by James Latham ATP

2014 OFF | CUT | Blueprint 331 Article


2014 OFF | CUT London W1 | Installation Fritz Hansen Showroom & London Design Festival 2014 funded by Bartlett Architecture Research Fund

2012 ‘Digital Fabrication in Architecture’ Dunn, N. | Book Contribution ‘Reflective Room’ case study


2012 Unit 7 Summer Show | UCL sponsored by Valchromat

2011-14 Teaching Fellows in Architectural Design | Bartlett School of Architecture UCL | Unit 7 Leader BA Yr 2 & 3

2011 ‘FieldNotes Making as Pedagogy’ | Book funded by Centre for Education in the Built Environment

2011 ‘Notes on Thrift’ | Paper ECONOMY Welsh School of Architecture

2011 ‘Analogue Thoughts on Digital Means’ | Paper WSA MADE 6


2010 ‘MANUAL Thoughts on Workshop Teaching in Architecture’ | Book funded by CEBE

2010 Reflective Room | Installation Manchester Museum Prototype Unit MSA funded by MIRIAD

2007-11 MC Senior Lecturer | Manchester School of Architecture | Prototype Unit Leader | BArch Yr 5 & 6

2009 -10 Recycling Facility | Feasibility study EMERGE Manchester funded by NWDA

2010 ‘Making as Pedagogy’ | Conference paper Sur-Face EAAE / ENHSA Crete

2009-11 NT Principal Lecturer | Manchester School of Architecture | Programme Director BA (Hons) Arch | Studio Leader BArch

2003-09 NT Senior Lecturer | Manchester School of Architecture | Programme Leader | Technologies Programme Leader | BA(Hons)Arch

2005-06 MC Studio Tutor and Visiting Critic | Liverpool John Moores University BA Yr 2

2000-01 MC Studio Tutor | Middlesex University | Interior Design BA Yr 2

1997-07 MC Associate Lecturer | Manchester School of Architecture | Unit 5 Leader BA Yr 3

1997-03 NT Associate Lecturer | Manchester School of Architecture | BA Yr 2 & 3 Bachelor of Architecture Yr 5 & 6

1996-97  NT Associate Lecturer | University of East London School of Architecture | Studio Tutor Unit E Yr 2 & 3 | Technical Studies Tutor Yr 5 & 6