Nick Ffoulkes RIBA Partner
Nick has a track record of unlocking value in complex and prominent urban renewal projects, often bringing together workspace, homes and hospitality.
To extend city centres in a way that feels new and exciting yet familiar and considered, Nick stitches together multiple typologies in line with the long-term, strategic ambitions of cities. This macro view often looks at the relationship between major commercial and residential development, and how it is enlivened and anchored by spaces for culture, leisure and retail as well as thoughtful public spaces. A current project that typifies this civic approach is Globe Road in Leeds.
Throughout Nick’s career his approach has been underlined by practicing with purpose, adopting a firm belief that his designs should be responsible, a “good neighbour”, and a product of a collaborative process. To ensure projects positively contribute to their surroundings over the long term, Nick positions extensive consultation and engagement as a foundation on which the design process is built.
Other recent projects include Building K at Westfield London and new headquarters for TJX in Watford – with both projects demonstrating his dexterity to maximise the potential of complex urban sites. Nick’s diverse experience also includes working on university and academic workplace projects and a broad range of housing types.
Nick is a member of the British Council of Offices and Urban Design Group as well as a visiting critic at several schools of architecture.