Nick has been with BAA since it’s foundation and worked on many of the practice’s most notable projects from complex refurbishments and extensions to large-scale new builds, including Merchants Hall, Barley Mow and Jamestown Road.
He now heads up the practice’s research activity, exploring opportunities inherent in live projects to investigate broader architectural questions. He provides strategic direction for BAA’s initiatives, whether around materials, concepts, smart construction or energy efficiency. Working on the practice’s infrastructure- led scheme at Watford, Nick’s research informed the diagrammatic resolution of the project’s complex organisation of buildings and functions.
Nick has particular expertise in international urbanism and evolving narratives around city-making. His research has included work in China looking at new typologies driven by densification and the changing boundaries between public and private space in cities. He is particularly interested in the concept of hybridisation and the adaptation of existing typologies to new conditions.
He contributes to a number of architecture journals and has taught at Oxford Brookes University. In 2015 he published a book exploring the relationship between spaces of consumption and China’s new urbanity. He is currently working on a new global history of Twentieth Century urbanism focusing on London, LA and Shanghai, and a research project looking at ways to deliver sustainable housing schemes.
BA (Hons) Dip Arch PhD RIBA