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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 Apartment | Design + Build basement apartment conversion Manchester M33

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

2017 TIDY | CT Workshop design commission Pop-Press

2017 Studio Apartment | Design and build interior London NW8

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 | Set construction episodes 1-8 Guadeloupe

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 | Set construction episodes 4 & 8 Guadeloupe

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

2013 CRATE | CT Workshop storage stool prototype

2013 Brick Studio | Self-build annexe building Manchester M16

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

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

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

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

2001 Workshop | Feasibility Gorton Monastery Trust funded by NWDA Manchester M12

2001 Coach House | Self-build house refurbishment Manchester M16

2001 Europan 6 | Urban housing regeneration Manchester M40 Shortlisted entry

2001 Private House | House refurbishment London N1

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


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

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

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

2013 OFF | CUT | Installation Fritz Hansen Showroom & LDF14 London W1 funded by Bartlett ARF

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

2012 Unit 7 Summer Show | UCL sponsored by Valchromat

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

2010 Recycling Facility | Feasibility study EMERGE Manchester funded by NWDA

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

2009 Recycling Facility | Design Briefing EMERGE Manchester funded by NWDA