Justin Nicholls
Justin Nicholls
Fathom Architects

Justin founded Fathom Architects and leads the design direction of the practice with a combination of his inquisitive nature, creativity and proven technical skill.

His architecture career spans over 30 years. During 11 years at Foster+Partners, Justin worked on a series of international projects including Beijing International Airport, leaving as Project Director in 2004 to become one of the original Partners of Make. Here he led a team focused on heritage, residential and higher education for 12 years, delivering high profile projects such as Grosvenor Waterside, St James’s Market and The Big Data Institute for The University of Oxford.

Justin has been a Built Environment Expert for Design Council. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a trustee of the Westminster Society and an active member of Design South East’s Oxford and Brighton’s Design Review Panels tasked with supporting communities, local authorities and developers in the delivery of high-quality design. He is a Freeman of the City of London as a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects.

He trained at the University of Bath and The Royal College of Art. As a member of the RIBA Education Review Practice Committee, Justin helps develop the agenda for changes in the structure, content and delivery of UK architecture education. He has been a tutor at UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture and is an examiner at Greenwich and Westminster universities.