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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.

He has a keen interest in strategy and logistics, particularly on redevelopment projects where heritage and new development need refinement and fine balance.

His focus is on hospitality projects and he has built up a highly regarded reputation within the sector, through thought leadership, R&D, participation in panel discussions and conferences, as well as through his design work, as a knowledgeable and inventive architect.

He also participates in teaching and mentoring, both within and outside the studio, working with young people entering the profession and early career architects and interior designers.


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



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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