Every project starts with a need, your need. From this comes an idea. As this idea is explored and tested it grows. Eventually it becomes tangible and real, eventually it becomes something special, eventually it becomes your building.
As a studio we thrive on this way of working. We chose our name because it reflects this journey. Nidus is a latin word used to describe the starting point for something that grows and develops.
Nidus Architects was established in 2012 by James Lingard. We work with clients to create simple, intelligent, functional buildings. With each project we aim to realise something special. We do this by approaching work in a fresh exciting way that places the end user at the heart of all we do. By working closely with clients, users and collaborators throughout the design process we deliver buildings that are loved by the people who use them whilst being economical to run and easy to maintain.
We believe in attention to detail and that the way a building works is as important as how it looks. We have expertise in utilising sustainable and affordable materials that allow us to work within your budget without compromising the quality and feel of the end building.
We aim to tackle problems from first principles and prefer to find simple, logical solutions rather than employ complicated technical solutions. This philosophy extends throughout our work guiding our approach to issues of sustainability. We believe in working with the environment to develop buildings that utilise passive techniques such as thermal mass, natural ventilation and building orientation.
We are a young and energetic practice who are passionate about architecture and design regardless of the size or scale of the project. From working with you on initial design ideas and negotiating the planning process, through to completion of the building on site, we are passionate about what we do.