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Kathryn nickson

architect

 

Kathryn is an ARB registered architect with over 10 years of experience in the industry who has also spent time working on-site as a builder and craftsman.  She holds BSc (Hons) & MArch degrees in Architecture from WSA (Cardiff University). She is currently qualifying as a certified Passivhaus designer.

Over the past eight years she has worked on a range of medium to large-scale public and private sector projects with Architype Ltd, including schools, community centres and co-housing developments. She is experienced at working with multi-stakeholder clients and at undertaking public consultations. Whilst at Architype, Kathryn was instrumental in the design and delivery of the Robert Fitzroy Academy project - a £10M refurbishment of a listed building complex, which won the AJ 2015 Retrofit Award

Kathryn’s interest lies in promoting wellbeing through architecture. She is interested in participatory design and construction and has significant experience in the use of natural methods of construction, including straw-bale and earthen plasters.  In 2015 she worked with Community Rebuilds on the design and construction of an affordable, environmentally-conscious housing typology.

Kathryn is currently working with WoCo on a freelance basis on a number of projects, the most notable of which looks to develop a timber research and production facility on the Dartington Estate. The project aims to promote the use of British Woodland at all levels and to showcase innovative uses of timber in architecture.