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Nicholas de Klerk BScArch(UCL) BArch(W’rand) ARB RIBA
Associate Architect

Nicholas is a thoughtful and forward thinking architect who has worked in the UK, UAE and South Africa on retail, office, mixed use, hospitality and culture and heritage projects.

His work is now primarily focussed on hospitality design. He leads on a number of the practice’s projects in this sector which include country house and urban boutique-style hotels as well as regeneration-led schemes in London and other UK cities. He regularly assists clients in identifying development opportunities, connecting the various stakeholders and undertaking design viability studies that can unlock a site’s potential.

Nicholas writes widely on architecture, design and hospitality for both trade and design titles and is a regular speaker / participant in industry conferences and roundtables.

He also participates in teaching and mentoring, both within and outside the studio, most recently with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and the London School of Architecture.


Relevant experience


West End Hotel

Sleep Set Concept Hotel Room

1 Cardigan Street, Eastside Locks, Birmingham

Central Market, Abu Dhabi, 5*, 4* and executive apartments

Cromwell Place, London SW7

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Heythrop Park, West Oxfordshire

Fenwick Colchester

Hotel Development, Doha

Radisson Blu and Park Inn, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi



NLA 'London's Hotels - Expanding Social Spaces'

Hotel Designs' 2019 Brit List

Architecture Today Hospitality Roundtable

The Virtual Guest

The Social Hotel

NLA Hotels Sector Breakfast

Sleep Event 2017

Hotels and the Experience Economy

Vision London 2017

'Disrupting the Hotel Industry' Webinar

The London School of Architecture

Sleep Event Interview

Hotels and Authenticity


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