Sir Nicholas Grimshaw CBE, PPRA, RIBA, AIA


Sir Nicholas Grimshaw graduated with Honours from the Architectural Association in 1965. He immediately started his own practice and won many architectural awards for his buildings in the 1960s and 1970s. These buildings were noted for their innovative approach to construction and detailing. In 1980 Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners Ltd was formed continuing this tradition, winning much acclaim and over 100 awards for architecture and civic design. The practice is now recognised as GRIMSHAW ARCHITECTS LLP and operates internationally with offices in London, New York, Melbourne and Sydney.

Sir Nicholas has lectured in 23 countries worldwide. Previously he has given his lecture entitled ‘Embedded Intelligence’ in New York, Mexico City and Monterrey. He is a registered architect in England, France, Germany and Spain. Following examination in 2002 he is also registered to practice architecture in the State of New York.

Sir Nicholas was elected a Royal Academician in 1994 and in the same year he was elected an Honorary Fellow of the AIA. He was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2002 and in December 2004 was elected President of the Royal Academy of Arts. In 2008 he was conferred as Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts London. Sir Nicholas Grimshaw continues to actively lead the partnership as the Chairman of the Board.