After qualifying as an architect at Hull School of Architecture in 1983, Nick went on to found the Architects and Builders Cooperative – a group working in community technical aid and fighting fuel poverty campaigns. He spent the next 17 years as a local government architect. From 1989 this included improving Glasgow City Council’s huge legacy of multi-storey dwellings, but also designing for children in care and for people with dementia. Nick joined Hoskins Architects in 2002 and became a director in 2008.
He has considerable experience in the design of museums, galleries, and visitor attractions, often in relation to historic buildings or landscapes, and also understands the vital contribution curators and exhibition designers can make to the visitor experience.
Nick has RIAS accreditation in sustainable construction, and is a BREEAM accredited professional. He worked on Glasgow’s 1999 ‘Year of Making Design Dementia Friendly’, and edited the Scottish Government’s school design booklet ‘Design Strategies - Designs for Learning in 20th Century Schools’. He is regularly invited to give the KJA talk, and reviews at Strathclyde University Department of Architecture, and has been engaged as a technology tutor at Glasgow School of Art. His dedication to achieving low energy and sustainable design sees Nick leading the practice’s green group, and managing its ISO14001 Environmental Management System.