Nigel Ostime\

Nigel has experience in the design and delivery of projects in a range of sectors, principally residential, commercial and transport infrastructure. His role at Hawkins\Brown focusses on client appointments and managing the project process across all the studios. He co-leads the Specialist Design Studio, with a focus on Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA).

Nigel is a member of the RIBA Practice & Profession Committee and chair of the RIBA Client Liaison Group, which provides an interface between the institute and client representative bodies. The group has published a number of influential reports including ‘Client and Architect: Developing the Essential Relationship’; ‘What Clients Think of Architects’ and ‘Building in Quality’. He also set up the RIBA Future Leaders programme, which teaches business-focused skills to the next generation of practice principals. Following the education theme he lectures on practice management at the AA, the Bartlett, Manchester and Westminster.

He is author of a number of publications including the Small Projects Handbook and A Client’s Guide to Engaging an Architect and has edited the latest editions of the RIBA Job Book and the Handbook of Practice Management. He recently contributed to Defining Contemporary Professionalism and has developed the RIBA Briefing Template and Tracker and Quality Management System.

He co-chaired the working group that published the Housing Forum report ‘Stopping Building Failures’ in 2018 and he recently established the design hub at Buildoffsite. He regularly speaks at conferences and writes articles in journals on a range of topics.

Nigel is a keen road cyclist and can be seen tackling the ‘cols’ of Hertfordshire at weekends and riding his fixie to work each day.

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