Nicholas Kirk founded NKA in 2011. The office is a design lead, RIBA Chartered Architectural Practice based in North London. NKA create buildings and spaces that are inspired by their context and culture to improve and enhance our everyday experience of the built environment.
The NKA design process involves testing out and prototyping ideas through drawing, consultation and model making. Research is a critical part of the practice for continuing development and growth. The practice are adept at communicating ideas through advanced 3D visualisations and computer modeling, 2D / 3D CAD and BIM alongside skilfully crafted hand sketches.
Nicholas Kirk - Founder and Director, Nicholas Kirk Architects
Nicholas Kirk is a RIBA chartered architect with over 10 years experience working on projects in the public and private sector. He trained at Sheffield University and London Metropolitan School of Architecture, graduating in 2005.
Nicholas has a comprehensive understanding of urban design principles and uses these skills to create projects that have a positive and meaningful impact on the built environment.
Nicholas has excellent public consultation skills and often instigates workshops with local communities to develop concepts and ideas. Nicky has recently worked with the Royal Institute of British Architects to develop new ways of encouraging young people to play and interact with architecture. Nicholas is apresenter on Resonance 104.4 FM - a non-profit arts radio station, online and on FM throughout the London region. He has produced and presented over sixty episodes of Amenity Space, investigating the way our cities evolve, live and breathe. Nicholas is currently a trustee at SAFE studios, an independent artist studio in East London, providing affordable studio space for up and coming artists.
Nicholas has been a guest tutor at a number of universities, including, Sheffield School of Architecture, London Metropolitan University, the Architectural Association and Brighton University.