Nick joined Hawkins\Brown after studying at the University of Sheffield and working in practice in Melbourne, Australia. While studying he developed an interest in the way that public space and buildings are appropriated and transformed by the uncontrolled actions of the public. Emerging from this interest his dissertation started with the behaviour of the British Gypsy community as the springboard for a discussion of disorder and emergent patterns in architecture and urbanism.
With Hawkins\Brown he has completed several large and complex public buildings to which he has brought his interest in unplanned activities and outcomes. As a keen photographer and traveller he has had the opportunity to enjoy the ways in which cultural differences create diversity between public spaces around the world, with Japan a recent highlight.