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Nicholas Jamieson – Consultant
Nicholas Jamieson is an architect with more than 20 years' experience. He joined BWA in 1998 and became a Director in 2004. As of July 2015, Nicholas is acting as a part-time consultant for BWA.
Having initially trained at The Polytechnic of the South Bank, he subsequently obtained his Diploma with Distinction at The Bartlett School of Architecture. His experience before joining BWA included four years at Paul Hyett Architects, where he was project architect for a wide range of technically demanding projects, including a headquarters and control centre for London Ambulance Service, a fire testing hall and research laboratory for the Building Research Establishment, and the refurbishment of the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey for the Corporation of London.
Nicholas joined BWA to act as Project Architect for an 8,000sqft flat, occupying an entire 50m long penthouse wing of a converted 1960s laboratory building. He has since been involved in the building of large house in Anglesey, the accommodation of a 25m long basement swimming pool in Hampstead, the conversion of a 1990s office building into a medical centre for 16 doctors, and more than a hundred residential and commercial refurbishment projects. Nicholas takes particular responsibility for production information and contract administration.
Nicholas has written “ Inspecting Works “, published in 2003 by the RIBA as part of its Construction Companion series, revised and republished in 2009 as part of the RIBA’s Good Practice Guide series. He is currently writing a series of books on construction detailing, also to be published by the RIBA.
WHAT INSPIRES NICHOLAS?
The Palazzo Massimo alle Collone in Rome
Exemplifies architecture as the creation of space, rather than of structural forms.
The islamic architecture of Cairo
Relationships between plan and elevation as sophisticated as anything built in 20th century Europe.
My favourite elevation!