Nicholas Choy

Associate Director

Nicholas has played a leading role in heading Allies and Morrison’s design coding practice. A UK and Canadian registered architect with a doctorate in urban design, his work spans urban planning, local identity, development regulation and governance, across projects for commercial developers, local authorities and government ministries. His standout projects include the adopted design guideline documents for sustainable urban development in the Middle East, the Al Balad UNESCO World Heritage Site in Jeddah, Madinat Al Irfan in Oman, and 2150 Lake Shore, Toronto. He has been central in the creation of an innovative national architectural identity guideline framework for Saudi Arabia, which prioritises a deep understanding of geographical, environmental and cultural diversity.

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, and has regularly served as an external juror at academic institutions in the UK and North America. He is a Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional.