Nex create buildings and spaces defined by place, people and atmosphere.

About

We connect people to place through distinctive, engaging design and specialise in integrating transformational projects into sensitive historic and cultural settings. We create value by intimately connecting our architecture to the city, creating long-term adaptability and enhancing the public realm.

Our projects bring people together through flexibly programmed spaces that are platforms for social interaction. We enjoy creating dynamic places that change through time and accommodate different uses.

Our buildings and spaces are distinguished by their atmosphere. We prioritise sensory experience and 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 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.

We have collaborated with ambitious clients including the Architectural Association, British Land, Ballymore, RAF Museum, Cadogan Estates, Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, The Times, Facebook, Mercedes F1, Science Museum, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and U+I.  Many return to work with us repeatedly.

 

Clients

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, and know that inspired results come from new ways of seeing.

 

Our clients understand that real insight and impact comes from challenging norms, and they trust us to deliver.

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.

Awards + Competitions

UK Public Realm Architect of the Year

Winner

Building Design

2020

New London Architect Awards - Moving Category

Winner

Royal Wharf Pier

2019

Dezeen Awards - Hospitality Building

Final Shortlist

Duke of York Restaurant

2019

New London Architect Awards - Hospitality Buidling

Shortlist

Duke of York Restaurant

2019

Photo of the front elevation of the Exeter College Library, Oxford

Invited Competition

First Prize

Exeter College Library

2019

New London Architecture Awards

Infrastructure Winner

Royal Wharf Pier

2019

New London Architecture Awards

Hotels and Hospitality Winner

Duke of York Restaurant

2019

Invited Competition

First Prize

Formula 1 Racing Campus Master plan

2016

Invited Competition

First Prize

Royal Wharf Pier

2019

AJ Architecture Tomorrow

Commendation

Duke of York Restaurant

2019

Open International Competition

First Prize

RAF Museum

2018

Open International Competition

First Prize

Duke of York Restaurant

2019

WAN 21 Architects for 21st Century

Top 20 global emerging practices

WAN

2012

International Competition

Runner Up

Traverse Pavillion

2012

AJ Small Projects, Sustainability Award

Winner

Times Eureka Pavilion

2011

Young Architect of the Year

UK Top 10 Practice

Building Design / Architecture Foundation.

2011

D&AD Awards

Yellow Pencil

DRL10 Pavilion

2016

EU 40 under 40

European Centre for Architecture and the Chicago Athenaeum

2010

RIBA International competition

Runner Up

Drift Pavilion

2009

UK Design Entrepreneur of the Year

Top 6: Alan Dempsey

British Council

2009

RIAI Open International Competition

Runner up

Point Square

2009

Open International Competition

First Prize

Dodder Bridge

2008

International Competition

First Prize

DRL10 Pavilion

2016