practice profile

nick shipp architects is a practice operating to provide successful, creative architecture, through elegantly functional design.

in 1989 a group of young london architects formed aldo rossi coffee club architecture.   from there, nick founded his own fulham practice, nsa, in 1991.   in 1998 our team moved to haugh farm in bath, before settling in belvedere, bath, in 2015.

for over 30 years we have built a diverse portfolio of successfully completed projects from which our experience and judgements are based.   we have never sought to limit our architectural design to a particular style, type or scale, which has developed in us a broad expertise of both complex and simple architecture.

our productive studio remains committed to investing in industry leading technology as well as maintaining a fun and enjoyable working environment for employees and clients alike.   this has led us to achieve an enviable 99.5% success rate through the planning system.

the practice exists to enjoy the creative fruits of its work, whilst steering a path to fully achieve its aspirations to make a difference and realise its potential for success.   we work to make the lives of our clients more enjoyable and rewarding through their experience with our buildings; places which live on into the indefinite future and are designed, like ourselves, to grow old gracefully.

our services

we enjoy the challenge to create successful and creative architecture through vigorous commitment to design method, cost and time control.   these remain prerequisites on any project to achieve both cost certainty and added value.

as a practice of designers, we recognise that good buildings need close relationships with our clients which we nurture at every stage, supported by the creative, trusting and skilful work that involves all members of the design and construction teams.

our passion and commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability is supported by efficient and elegant technical design solutions that address and resolve issues as an integral part of a responsible and forward looking strategy towards off-grid autonomy.   we insulate through the cost barrier and ventilate beautifully.

upon invitation, we will give our time to discuss ideas with a prospective client for an initial evaluation.   we are happy to continue to work on a keen hourly rate to ascertain a preliminary feasibility result, and follow this with an architectural service offer for agreement and embark on a design process that meets expectations for agreed cost, quality and time.

nsa provides full architectural services in most building sectors from inception to project completion, supported by a commitment to ensure successful professional working relationships between client, consultants, contractors and statutory consultees.   we work particularly closely with key consultants, where we have established track records for the successful delivery of structural engineering solutions, cost reporting and assistance in the areas of planning consultancy, ecology and the environment, interior and landscape design.   the consultants we work alongside are mostly local to us in bath and each bring different attributes that are honed to the type and scope of the project in hand.