We are an architectural practice focused on the pursuit of quality, from the initial concept design through to the delivery of the completed building.
Architecture is a blend of complex forces, from the needs dictated by individuals to the performance of building materials. The focus of every project must include a commitment to understanding the culture, climate and identity of a place.
Through a commitment to this understanding, and a process of demanding design selection, clear goals can be established by the architect and client in order to produce a joint project vision. With wisely managed project programmes and clear cost control Nick Baker Architects are committed to the creation of architectural quality.
Our method of working is based on collaborative consideration. Models, 3D renderings, animations and hand sketches are critical tools of the language of communication, each serving to demonstrate the evolution of a design.
It is through these channels that we aim to produce buildings on time, on budget and with architectural excellence.
Nick Baker spent seven years at Foster and Partners working on The Rebuilding of the Reichstag in Berlin, Swiss RE (St Mary's Axe), The Hearst Tower, New York and as project architect for the international multimedia specialists JCDecaux's Headquarters in London.
Nick Baker studied at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and TU Darmstadt, Germany. He joined Foster + Partners, Berlin, in 1992 for the Rebuilding of the Reichstag and in 1997 moved to Foster + Partners’ London office to work on St Mary Axe, JCDecaux’s European Headquarters and the Hearst Tower, NYC. Seven years later as an Associate, Nick left to set up Nick Baker Architects in 2005. Since then he has lead and developed the practice to delivering Educational and Residential projects along with specialist skills in Conservation Work on Listed Buildings in the UK.
Shortlist, South Regional RIBA Awards
None, BUILD Interior Design Awards – Best Architectural Refurbishment
None, Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards – Innovation & Excellence in Residential Architecture – UK
None, BUILD Architecture Award – Conservation Architects of the Year – London
None, BUILD Architecture Award – Best For Government Architecture Projects
None, BUILD Architecture Award – Best Newly Constructed Residential Developmen
Shortlist, New London Awards
Highly Commended, Ealing Civic Society Annual Award