Born and trained in Australia, Nick came to the UK in 1997 having already worked for some of Australia’s top architectural practices. Once in the UK,he worked on a variety of projects developing his specialisms in complex geometry and lightweight steel structures,before joining Richard Rogers Partnership in 1999.
In the five years he worked at RRP, he created landmark buildings in the UK and around the world, becoming a senior designer and working on numerous award-winning schemes.
In 2001, while still working at RRP, Nick and a colleague launched Blue Arc London, a boutique architectural studio. With Blue Arc, Nick undertook projects including Fifteen, Jamie Oliver’s award-winning restaurant, as well as residential projects and commercial fit-outs.
Nick left RRP in 2004 in order to go freelance and moved to Barcelona, Spain, but continued to work closely with the practice, consulting for RSHP on projects including the Las Arenas bullring renovation in Barcelona, the World Trade Center in New York, and a high-end private residence in Singapore.
Due to growing demand for Nick’s services he returned to the UK, and in January 2008 he launched Nick Hancock Design Studio, a small practice based in London, enabling him to provide high-quality design solutions to a wider range of clients, both in the UK and internationally.