what is a:nw?

Architecture:nw, set up in 2014, is a recently established practice based in Solihull that is passionate about delivering the best design, that is sustainable, contextual, contemporary and affordable.  

Experience in a wide range of building types has allowed the development of a design approach that combines contextual design appropriate for its surroundings with modern aesthetics and modern services technologies. A design approach appropriate for the twenty first century that considers from the outset ways for reducing energy in construction and in use, at the same time as creating the best spatial configuration within a stunning design.

what experience does a:nw have?

Flush glazing in stone wall detail

Architecture:nw is run by Nick Woodcock, an RIBA Chartered Architect with over 24 years experience in the UK building industry.  Prior to establishing a:nw, Nick was a partner in one of the UK's then top 20 architectural practices.

He has broad ranging experience designing projects from inception to completion in a variety of sectors and sub sectors of the construction industry. These projects have ranged in value from thousands of pounds through to over twenty million pound projects; from private home owner clients through to major leading UK Universities.  Projects range from complete new build through to complete refurbishment and redevelopment projects.

Nick has worked on projects in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Green Belt, Areas of Conservation and on the extension of Listed Buildings. 

Projects Nick has worked on have been published in the architectural press and have won awards including Civic Trust Awards & LABC awards.

Irrespective of size, Nick approaches any project with the same enthusiasm to deliver a design of the highest quality within the budget.  A design that meets the clients aspirations for the building: visual, financial, environmentally considerate and sustainable, and within an agreed programme for realisation.

Nick has also formed CoARC, a collaborative practice with Ian and Andy of Fleming James Architects, please see more on the CoARC website.