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What we say

We make projects that are reflections of the people who commission them, use them, build them, design them. By inviting clients, users, builders, fabricators and collaborators to contribute to a shared vision, we create spaces and places that resonate deeply with the people who use them and helped make them.

 

We research and analyse the physical, cultural, social context of each site/ neighbourhood/ family/ organisation. We ask lots of questions and take time to listen: we test scenarios (current and future) and ensure everyone is heard.

 

Every project is unique and our response is as unique for each. We create an atmosphere of collaboration and dialogue where people are unafraid to bring ideas or proposals. Having established a shared vision at the outset, every member of the team is empowered to contribute. We seek to inspire, challenge, delight and by inviting clients and users to feel ownership of these ideas, they become bolder & more ambitious in terms of what the project can be.

 

We invest in knowledge and research for each project to ensure a deep understanding of that context. We also invest in research and knowledge within the practice in general to build on knowledge from individual projects and to develop new specialisms and areas of expertise that can benefit our clients and create new opportunities for the practice.

 

Our work has been largely focused on delivering new and reimagined homes for residential clients and we love the challenge and opportunities that this offers. As the projects we are involved with diversify, we are bringing our philosophy of thoughtful co-creation to bigger and more complex projects. Our ambition will remain the same: to create architecture that is bold, thoughtful, playful and that has been conceived by everyone that has been part of the process of making it.

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What our clients say

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"We hired nimtim on the advice of an Architect friend and worked with them through the complete remodelling of our Victorian property and doing a substantial side return extension.

 

We worked together through the feasibility study and design, they assisted us to put together a striking and unique look that suits us perfectly and works amazingly well as a family home. They were always on hand when needed and stepped us through the entire process. We're extremely happy with the outcome - we've ended up with a stylish and useable property that it feels perfect for us. I couldn't recommend them enough - we'll look to use them again if ever we do subsequent work - they have been brilliant!"

 

J&A, January 2019

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"We are a mental health charity that provides free long term psychotherapy advice and group support for the residents of Lambeth and Southwark. The nimtim team visited our existing premises in order to understand how we currently used our existing space, and to get a granular understanding of what we wanted to achieve. They researched the most cutting-edge and therapeutic mental health cultures and spaces they could find around the world. They immersed themselves in books and ideas, to create a thoughtful, vibrant and creative spaces. They brought the same rigour to the design process; they created 5 different plans with different staff and client configurations. They also helped us to get full costed plans together to take the project to the next stage. The nimtim team exceeded our expectations and we now have a blueprint for how to convert our space into a really innovative space, that blends privacy, with lots of opportunities for group work and conversation. Thank you nimtim. "

 

 

 

 

 

“It's a real testament to the amazing, thoughtful and completely unique design you guys produce. We are utterly in love with the house and all of you for completely transforming our lives. We could not have imagined living in anything as awesome as this without you.”

 

H and D, Jan 2019, project completed 2019

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"We chose Nimtim Architects to design our mixed use project and we are so glad we did.  Our land is an awkward shape, nestled between commercial and residential property. Nimtim were knowledgable, friendly and professional from the initial feasibility study through to the granting of our development on the first application.

 

Nimtim have a good understanding of Southwark councils planning policies, procedures and design criteria making the whole process simple and enjoyable.

 

We can wholeheartedly recommend Nimtim Architects and would not hesitate to use them again in the future.”

 

M + M, August 2019

 

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“We arrived to Nimtim with clear needs and desires, a specific budget and plenty of limitations. From the start we felt like it was a perfect match. They were able to draw up a clear vision that aligned seamlessly with ours, find creative solutions to every problem and address every little concern we had. They were super professional during the whole process, attentive to all the fine detail, always available and helpful during that tedious process. We felt like we were working with good friends who definitely had our back to make our dream home come true. Our house now matches our every wish and we absolutely love it. Thank you NimTim team!”

 

E + N July 2019