Nick Green | About
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Motivated by ‘design through making’, I enjoy exploring the innovative use of materials, colour, and detailing. As well as this focus on craft, my professional experience to date has led to a strong interest in community projects.


I have worked for architecture practices in Edinburgh and Copenhagen, and have led several projects, including the award-winning Flitch House for Oliver Chapman Architects. Since 2020, I have been part of the team at Helen Lucas Architects working on private domestic projects across the UK.


In 2021, I was selected as one of the emerging designers for London Festival of Architecture’s City Benches series and, alongside Greig Pirrie, have recently been selected as one of the winners of the 2023 Toronto Winter Stations competition.

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Project Architect

Helen Lucas Architects, Edinburgh

November 2020 – Present

I’m delighted to be working at Helen Lucas Architects on a range of projects in Edinburgh, Fife, & Manchester. I am continuing to explore the potential of materials through the use of finely crafted details, developing design ideas through sketches and model making, and celebrating colour as key to the spaces we live in.

Since mid 2020, I have also been working with my partner, a graphic designer, to renovate our mid-century Edinburgh flat. Channelling ‘colourful minimalism’, we’re using a palette of warm materials such as cork and plywood, bright paints, and contemporary furnishings to complement the building’s original 1960s features.

Project Architect

Oliver Chapman Architects, Edinburgh

April 2017 – November 2020


Architectural Assistant (Part 2) until March 2019

In my role at Oliver Chapman Architects (OCA), I led a number of projects across all work stages, including a community housing development in Dumfries, renovations to a community hall, and house extensions and domestic alterations. I was project architect for Flitch House, a garden room extension to a Listed Arts & Crafts house in Trinity, Edinburgh, which was awarded best Low Cost Project at the Scottish Design Awards 2020 and featured in Dezeen and Homes & Interiors magazine.

As part of the OCA team, I worked on the award winning Egg Shed in Ardrishaig, a new heritage and community facility for Scottish Canals. In September 2020, following the success of both The Egg Shed and Flitch House, Oliver Chapman Architects was named Architectural Practice of the Year at the Scottish Design Awards.

Architectural Assistant (Part 2)

7N Architects, Edinburgh

September 2016 – March 2017

My role at 7N was focused on developing designs for a range of housing types as part of a large residential development in Glasgow’s West End.

Architectural Assistant (Part 1)

EFFEKT Architects, Copenhagen

February – December 2013

During my time with EFFEKT, key projects included a small family villa near Copenhagen, a masterplan for a new residential development in West Jutland, and a community skate park in North Jutland (where I spent a week on site helping to finish the build). As well as working on concept and design development, my responsibilities included leading model making teams.

Model Making Assistant

Bennetts Associates, Edinburgh

Summer 2014

Qualifications & Education

Examination in Professional Practice and Management

Architects’ Professional Examination Authority in Scotland, 2019



Master of Architecture (Distinction)

The University of Edinburgh, 2016





MA (Hons) Architecture (1st Class)

The University of Edinburgh, 2014






Winter Stations 2023 – Toronto, Winner

Designed in collaboration with Greig Pirrie, delighthouse has been named one of the winning entries to the Winter Stations international competition and will be built on Toronto’s Woodbine Beach this winter.

London Festival of Architecture – City Benches 2021, Winner

Open design competition for emerging architects and designers, as featured in Dezeen and Wallpaper*

Scottish Design Awards – Low Cost Project, 2020, Winner

For Flitch House (as Project Architect at Oliver Chapman Architects)

Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards – Small Project, 2020, Commended

For Flitch House (as Project Architect at Oliver Chapman Architects)

“Flitch House is beautifully executed with exquisite detailing, which really picks up on the period of the original dwelling. The design is almost visceral and a stunning adjunct to the existing property” – EAA Citation

RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal for Best Scottish Student, 2016, Commended

“A fascinating collection of drawings and superb models of fantastic complexity” – RIAS/A+DS Citation

Royal Scottish Academy John Kinross Scholarship, 2016

Funding a month of self led study in Florence

Alexander Flynn Bequest, ESALA, 2016

Awarded for excellence in the Thesis

The Architects’ Journal Writing Prize 2014, Commended

‘Five Million into One’, an essay on Grundtvig’s Church, Copenhagen


‘Doing less to achieve more’, RIAS Quarterly


An article written in response to the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland ‘Draw Together’ Convention, seeking to encourage a radical change in our approach to working with existing buildings as we tackle the climate emergency.


Accompanying the article, I also wrote a short provocation for the Glasgow COP26 Conference in which I argued for a shift in how construction policy is shaped, and the use of fiscal and statutory frameworks to make the retention of viable existing structures the default.


RIAS Quarterly, Autumn 2021


ArchitectureLGBT Scotland zine


A short feature on my installation as part of the London Festival of Architecture City Benches programme


ArchitectureLGBT Scotland zine, Volume 1, August 2021


I particularly enjoy physical model making – both for presentation models and as an active tool in the design process – and have experience with a range of techniques including casting, laser cutting, and 3d printing, as well as quick free-hand sketch models to test and develop concepts.

I have experience across all stages of the RIBA Plan of Work and have been responsible for leading projects through Planning/Listed Building and Building Warrant applications, as well as Contract Administration during construction.


Software – AutoCAD, Vectorworks, Photoshop, Rhino, InDesign, SketchUp, Illustrator, Revit