Nex create buildings and places defined by context, people and atmosphere.


We connect our projects with context and specialise in integrating transformational projects into sensitive historic or cultural settings. We create value by intimately connecting architecture to the city, creating long-term adaptability and enhancing the public realm.

We connect people to place through distinctive, and engaging design, bringing people together through flexibly programmed spaces that are platforms for social interaction. We enjoy creating dynamic places that prioritise sensory experience and flexibly accommodate different uses.

Our buildings and spaces are distinguished by their atmosphere. Our sensitivity to volume, material, texture, light and sound is perceived through meticulous design and beautiful craftsmanship.

Our work has been published and exhibited internationally and has received numerous awards and commendations.



Nex are a RIBA / RIAI Chartered Architects, Urban Designers and Client Advisors, working as a close-knit team on projects around the world from our base in central London.

Our diverse portfolio includes culture, leisure, workplace, education, infrastructure and residential buildings. All share a focus on their relationship with the city and landscape, and our record of securing challenging consents and approvals is exemplary.

Since our establishment in 2008 by Alan Dempsey, we have collaborated with ambitious clients including the Architectural Association, Ballymore, RAF Museum, Cadogan Estates, Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, The Times, Facebook, Mercedes Formula 1, the LSE and the University of Brighton.  Many have returned to work with us repeatedly.


The Team


We’re a progressive design studio and with our approach comes change. Our clients aren’t afraid of this and know that inspired results come from new ways of seeing; they understand that real insight comes from challenging norms and they trust us to deliver.

Our clients come from a spectrum of industries and range from individuals to  organisations and  institutions. They share a common goal of seeking change for the better.  This is why collaboration is at the heart of Nex. We partner, learn, question and transform. Together, we take a shared vision and craft it into a tangible, inspired space.