Nick Hayhurst

Founder/ Director: Tyler Hayhurst

Nick studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art, the Architectural Association and completed his professional practice at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Nick was co-founder of nation-wide student group ‘archaos’, and whilst at the Architectural Association was a recipient of the Enid Caldicott Bursary, the Future Practice Prize, an honours nominee and was later a scholar at the British School at Rome (Boas Scholarship).

He worked for a number of London-based design practices on public and private sector projects in the UK and commissions for commercial clients such as ‘Prada’ and ‘W. Gore’ in the USA and ‘Proctor and Gamble’ in Switzerland before establishing his own architectural practice in 2004. In 2006, his practice was a runner-up in the RIBA Maggie’s Centre competition and in 2009 were awarded a NLA Award for ‘Tray House’ in East London. His practice is currently engaged with a number of schools project in the London Borough of Croydon as part of the government’s Primary Capital Programme initiative.

Nick has taught architecture at the University of Brighton since 2004 where he is a Senior Lecturer leading a design studio with Tamsie Thomson and is the area leader for professional practice in the undergraduate school. In 2009 his students exhibited their work ‘Conflict in Architecture’ in the RIBA’s Florence Hall and tutored a student to a commendation award in the RIBA President’s Medals. His teaching focuses on the research and inventive application of new material intervention in future cultural and societal environments. He has also taught at Oxford Brookes University and been a visiting design critic at a number of UK schools including the Architectural Association, the Royal College of Art, London Metropolitan University and the University of Nottingham.

He has sat on RIBA Council, (1999-2001) and was one of the authors of the RIBA’s publication ‘Tomorrow’s Architect’ (2002). He sat on RIBA Education Committee and currently sits on the RIBA UK Validation Panel of schools of architecture.