Nicholas Szczepaniak Architects | Architecture and Design London



Nicholas Szczepaniak

Director and Architect

BA (Hons), DipArch (Dist) ARB, RIBA

Nicholas is a graduate of the University of Newcastle, University of Westminster and the Bartlett, University College London. His thesis project was awarded several awards, notably the RIBA Silver Medal in 2009 and 2011 Archiprix International Award for worlds best graduation project. He was also the recipient of the BD Class of 2009 and Make architects Sustainability Award.

His work has been published and exhibited internationally including at the The Royal Academy, London, The Barbican Centre, London, Guggenheim Museum, New York and The Bin Matar House, Bahrain.

Prior to founding NSA, Nicholas gained experience at a number of high profile practices, notably at Heatherwick Studio and Michaelis Boyd Architects where he executed projects varying in scale across residential, cultural, commercial and art sectors. 

Nicholas has run design workshops at the Bartlett, UCL and is currently an undergraduate architecture and design tutor at the University of Greenwich, London.


Wen Ying Teh


AA Dip

Ying graduated in architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London where she received her AA Diploma and was awarded First Class Honours for her undergraduate studies. She was the recipient of the Royal Institute of British Architects Presidents Bronze Medal, the oldest RIBA award for World’s Best Graduation Project.  

Prior to joining Nicholas Szczepaniak Architects, Ying worked for notable London practices including Heatherwick Studio and ACME where she worked on a range of award-winning commercial projects specialising in retail and hospitality. Most recently, she co-led the Interior architecture of the award-winning Victoria Gate Arcades in Leeds which won Building of the Year RIBA Yorkshire and RIBA National Award 2017.

Her experience in practice enabled her to develop a particularly strong eye for bespoke finishes and materiality of buildings and spaces. She is equally passionate with the convergence of nature, fashion and architecture.


Zac Higson

Architectural Assistant

BA (Hons)

Zac Higson obtained his first class honours in BA (Hons) Architecture at the University of Greenwich, London. During his time at Greenwich, his projects have touched on a wide range of subject matter including the recycling of biological waste into a usable material, to exploring narratives surrounding currency, counterfeiting and conspiracy. His third year project, Electric Soho, aimed to rejuvenate the lost lighting qualities that were present in Soho in the 1960’s and 70’s. The architectural language was driven by a series of components invented to achieve particular effects and atmospheres, taking inspiration from relevant typologies such as electrical substations to re-energise the streets of Soho. 

Zac Higson’s interests lie within the communication of design via different forms of representation, whether that be through drawing, making or designing with a deep consideration of social and cultural context.

Zac Higson gained design experience working for a series of small architecture and graphic design practices based in Manchester, his home city. He has also been exposed to clinical design within the dental industry, working closely with companies such as Castellini, Tavom and RPA Dental.