Nicolas Tye
Trained through North London University and University College London Nicolas Tye developed his unique thinking to architecture and design whilst also working in his years out of education during his practical training years with his fathers studio Alan Tye Design and ORMS Architects in Clerkenwell.
During his time in training offices whilst working through his education Nicolas Tye was project architect for 2 restaurants within the Millennium Dome, co-ordinating works with Richard Rogers masterplan design. He was also responsible for a series of £3million commercial serviced office space fit outs including : 20,000sq ft in Grafton Street, Mayfair, 12,000 sq.ft, at Panton House (off from Haymarket) and a 15,000 sq.ft development at No.1 Cornhill, London.
In 2004, with a number of years in the ORMS London office, Nicolas had the opportunity to buy a derelict 2500 sq.ft barn in Bedfordshire near to the Thameslink line and Flitwick. The intention was to purchase, convert and then commute to his existing role in London. Wishing to understand more about the hands on issues of building, Nicolas Tye made to leap of faith to combine a year out of his project architect role with building his own house. In so doing, beyond the traditional architect design work, learning how to site manage, coordinate and complete trades work from carpentry, brick/blockwork, electrics and plumbing to site labouring led to fundamental knowledge on the practicalities of understanding construction first hand.