Robin Nicholson is a member of the first cooperative UK architecture practice, Cullinan Studio, which he joined in 1979. He has led on a range of housing, health and university projects, including a number of research buildings for the University of Warwick (1990 – 2012).
He chairs the Cambridgeshire Quality Forum and is Convenor of the multi-disciplinary Construction Industry think-tank, The Edge. He is a Member of the National House Building Council Foundation Expert Panel.
Robin is an Honorary Professor at University of Nottingham and lectures widely in UK and abroad; recently he lectured in East Jerusalem and Belfast and gave a key note presentation at SBE16 at the University of Chongqing.
Previously he was a Vice-President of the RIBA (1992-94), Chairman of Construction Industry Council (1998-2000) and founder member of the Movement for Innovation Board (1998-2001). He was a CABE Commissioner (2002-10) and Joint Deputy Chair (2008-10). He chaired the Department of Children Schools and Families (DCSF) Zero Carbon Schools Task Force (2009-10).