Nick Walker MArch (by conversion), ARB

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Architect / Team Lead / Part Time Studio Design Tutor (Stage 4) / External Examiner Northumbria University, Newcastle


Mackintosh School of Architecture



Aerial view of Anderston Phases 4 & 5
Collective Architecture

Aerial view of Anderston Phases 4 & 5


Nick Walker

Having grown up in Brussels, Nick moved to Scotland and graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 1999, after completing a Masters of Architecture by Conversion. He has tutored at Glasgow School of Art since 2001 in all three of the undergraduate years of the Bachelor of Architecture programme. Nick currently teaches part-time as a Stage 4 studio design tutor within the postgraduate programme.

Nick is a practicing architect and Team Lead with Collective Architecture, a practice of over 50 people with studios in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Collective Architecture is an employee owned company, predominately working on projects with a socially motivated agenda such as social housing, community building as well as strategic masterplanning projects. In addition Nick is one of the Trustees at Collective Architecture.

Nick’s work is predominantly focused on urban social housing projects, as well as masterplanning. Projects included Anderston Phases 4 & 5, and 716 Argyle Street, Anderston which between them have won numerous industry awards a number of awards including a Saltire award for a Large Scale Housing Development. In addition, Nick was Project Architect for the award winning Masterplanning and Visioning Study for The Seven Lochs Wetland Park, a 20km2 area of wetlands located to the east of Glasgow. He is currently working on proposals the redevelopment of the former Victoria Infirmary, Langside on Glasgow’s southside. This is currently on site and will see the construction of 413 new flats for private sale, shared equity, social rent and mid market rent, as well as office space and retail, all arranged around large areas of new public realm,

As part of his part time employment with The Glasgow School of Art Nick has been exploring potential cross overs between research and practice. In October 2014 Nick presented a paper discussing masterplan proposals for The Seven Lochs Wetland Park and the need to incorporate Community Growth Areas for thousands of new homes, at the Constructed Environment Conference in Philadelphia.

Nick is a an external examiner at Northumbria University, Newcastle for the M’Arch programme for both 5th and 6th years. Nick is also an Academician with the Academy of Urbanism, and was recently made a member of their Advisory Group in Scotland. Nick is an active member of West Dunbartonshire’s Place and Design Panel, and a Change the Record Advocate for RiBA North East, supporting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion with the architectural profession.

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