Nicholas Kirk Architects
Nicholas Kirk Architects

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Practice Profile

Nicholas Kirk Architects are a design lead, chartered architectural practice established in 2011. NKA develop ideas and concepts that are inspired by context and culture with the aim to exceed expectations at every opportunity.

The NKA design process involves testing out and prototyping ideas through drawing, consultation and model making. Research is a critical part of the practice for continuing development and growth. The practice are adept at communicating ideas through advanced 3D visualisations and computer modeling, 2D / 3D CAD and BIM alongside skilfully crafted hand sketches.

Nicholas Kirk - Founder and Director, Nicholas Kirk Architects

Nicholas Kirk is a RIBA chartered architect with over 10 years experience working on projects in the public and private sector. He trained at Sheffield University and London Metropolitan School of Architecture, graduating in 2005.

Nicholas has a comprehensive understanding of urban design principles and uses these skills to create projects that have a positive and meaningful impact on the built environment.

Nicholas has excellent public consultation skills and often instigates workshops with local communities to develop concepts and ideas. Nicky has recently worked with the Royal Institute of British Architects to develop new ways of encouraging young people to play and interact with architecture. Nicholas is a regular presenter on Resonance 104.4 FM - a non-profit arts radio station, online and on FM throughout the London region. He has produced and presented over sixty episodes of Amenity Space, investigating the way our cities evolve, live and breathe. Nicholas is currently a trustee at SAFE studios, an independent artist studio in East London, providing affordable studio space for up and coming artists.

RIBA Chartered Member Number - 11502551
ARB Number - 070334F

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CLIENTS :
Southbank Centre
BBC
RIBA
Leeds City Council
Opera North
Ordnance Survey
Sunderland City Council
Arts Council
+ more

EXHIBITIONS :
RIBA Open, Brixton. Shimmer installation
Buro Happold, London. Tell Tales
RIBA Open, London. Anti-Tecture
Invisible Cities, Newcastle. Anti-Tecture
Battersea Power Station. Sound and video installation
Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Sonic Shed sound installation
Royal Festival Hall. Dream It, Build It interactive installation
Opera North. Interactive lighting installation
Tyneside Cinema. Interactive projection
National Theatre. Future Arts Space Exhibition

ACHIEVEMENTS:
ARUPS Atrium Competition (with JFA) 2017 shortlisted
Park Hill, Sheffield Phase 2 2015 (with JFA and OS31) runner-up
AJ Small Projects 2010 shortlisted
Leeds Architecture Awards 2009 shortlisted
Urban RE:Vision Green Awards USA 2008 winner
Tent London Pavilion Competition 2008 runner-up
RIBA Art Space of the Future 2008 shortlisted
BD Young Architect Award 2008, 2009, 2010 longlisted
RIBA Green Dragon’s Den 2007 runner-up
AJ Small Projects 2007 shortlisted
Tent London Pavilion Competition 2007 shortlisted

PUBLICATIONS:
BBC 1. The House that £100K Built
Deezen. Building Study - Newington Green
Domus. Young Practice feature
BD Magazine. Culture feature

 

Practice Profile


Nicholas Kirk Architects are a design lead, RIBA Chartered architectural practice based in North London. NKA develop ideas and concepts that are inspired by context and culture with the aim to exceed expectations at every opportunity.

The NKA design process involves testing out and prototyping ideas through drawing, consultation and model making. Research is a critical part of the practice for continuing development and growth. The practice are adept at communicating ideas through advanced 3D visualisations and computer modeling, 2D / 3D CAD and BIM alongside skilfully crafted hand sketches.

Nicholas Kirk - Founder and Director, Nicholas Kirk Architects

Nicholas Kirk is a RIBA chartered architect with over 10 years experience working on projects in the public and private sector. He trained at Sheffield University and London Metropolitan School of Architecture, graduating in 2005.

Nicholas has a comprehensive understanding of urban design principles and uses these skills to create projects that have a positive and meaningful impact on the built environment.

Nicholas has excellent public consultation skills and often instigates workshops with local communities to develop concepts and ideas. Nicky has recently worked with the Royal Institute of British Architects to develop new ways of encouraging young people to play and interact with architecture. Nicholas is apresenter on Resonance 104.4 FM - a non-profit arts radio station, online and on FM throughout the London region. He has produced and presented over sixty episodes of Amenity Space, investigating the way our cities evolve, live and breathe. Nicholas is currently a trustee at SAFE studios, an independent artist studio in East London, providing affordable studio space for up and coming artists.

Nicholas has been a guest tutor at a number of universities, including, Sheffield School of Architecture, London Metropolitan University, the Architectural Association and Brighton University.

RIBA Chartered Member Number - 11502551
ARB Number - 070334F