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Pat Nicholls

Founding Director

Pat Nicholls is a founding Director of Glancy Nicholls Architects (GNA), with 30 years’ experience in successfully delivering outstanding projects in a number of sectors. He is passionate about design and architecture, his strength being in the creation of excellent designs which are realised through fine detailing and a contextual, considered response to achieve inspirational and high quality buildings. This approach has resulted in a large number of architecture and construction awards.

He is recognised throughout the construction industry for ensuring Glancy Nicholls Architects deliver a high quality, reliable design led service to clients across the whole of the UK. Pat has a friendly and open approach to projects, ensuring the design and construction process is extremely enjoyable for all. He promotes a whole-team ethos and commitment to strive for excellence in every project.

Pat plays an integral part in all GNA operations and procedures alongside the excellent management team, including the company’s financial management. As well as ensuring the long-term success of GNA he also takes an active role in all projects, through staff resourcing, attending design and technical reviews to visiting sites during construction and client liaison.

Pat has a keen interest in design for people living with dementia and is one of the UK’s leading architects working in this sector. He has won numerous awards for his projects including two RIBA Regional awards and the RIBA MacEwan award in 2018. Most recently, Pat provided expert witness services, advising the All-Party Parliamentary Group on their 2021 White Paper regarding housing for people living with dementia, which includes exemplar projects designed and delivered by Pat and his team.