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Tai Wai


Tai is an associate architect with over 16 years of experience working in a range of sectors including education, healthcare, conservation, refurbishment and residential.

Tai’s experience at Glancy Nicholls has involved working with a number of higher education establishments, completing projects like the VITA Student Accommodation on the site of the former Pebble Mill Studios in Birmingham and refurbishment projects for the University of Wolverhampton’s Computing and Pharmacy Department. Tai is currently working on multiple projects with the University of Birmingham as well as delivering the recreation of the 1950s historical town for the Black Country Museum.

The specific challenges presented by cultural and historic structures are of particular interest to Tai, he takes a forensic approach to conservation projects, integrating new materials and methods of construction to reveal a buildings historic value.

The technicalities of dealing with multiple and different range of projects has also nurtured an interest in inter-disciplinary collaboration and he is a firm believer in the strength of a team’s technical knowledge of design, resulting in well-built spaces which are sensitive to their history and context.

Outside of the office, Tai takes a keen interest in mentoring by guest critiquing at local Universities. He sees the importance of inspiring younger colleagues to reimagine the future the built environment. Tai is looking forward to using his knowledge and ambition within the management team to continue GNA’s exceptional record for delivery of high-quality complex projects across all sectors.