Nicholas joined Allies and Morrison in 2015 following the completion of his PhD at King’s College London, with research focused on urban design codes. He was instrumental in delivering the first phase of the Irfan masterplan in Oman, using his research to optimise the effectiveness of the design codes being applied there. Following on this experience, Nicholas provided his urbanism expertise in a series of large projects including Stratford Waterfront, Canada Water, and the Jurong CBD in Singapore. His work has been exemplary, setting benchmarks that are quickly spreading across the practice.
Nicholas is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He has presented papers at conferences for the Housing Studies Association, the Royal Geographical Society and the Association of European Schools of Planning. In the past 15 years he has regularly served as an external juror at academic institutions, including the California Institute of the Arts, Birmingham City University, the Architectural Association, and the University of Cambridge.
Nicholas has worked for a range of design-led practices in Canada and the US, specializing in complex institutional and cultural projects. His experience covers the full spectrum of project delivery, and he is a Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional.