Nicola Thomas Partner : Architect

BSc BArch

Architecture. ARB, Green Register, FSV & AECB Member


Nicola is a registered Architect with over 30 years experience, specialising in sustainable architecture. Her integrity is shown through the personal time she dedicates to consultations and discussions in the local community regarding improving the local built environment.

Nicola was won Build It ‘Best Self Build Architect’ in 2015 and was a 2013 winner at the Sussex Business Awards as Co-Director of ARCH Angels Architects. She is a member and conference contributor to the AECB on low energy building and Co-Chair of the Green Register Steering Group. She is also a founder member of Green Sea, a Brighton based collective of property and construction professionals, and is a former chair of the Planning Agents Representative Group for Brighton & Hove Council.


Notable Projects

Green Streets, Greening of Edward Street, Brighton Value £4.2M
Design Architect and Community Concsultant for a proposal which planned a safer greener environment for one of Brighton’s key streets.

Eco Country House, Hampshire Value £2M
Design Architect of new low energy family house in the countryside sitting within the contours of the land. Planning approved under Paragraph 55 as "Architecturally Outstanding"

All Weather Sports Pitches, Brighton Value £1.5M
Design and Project Architect, liaising with joint client of school and local sports club completed in 2012.

Low Energy Design, Replacement & New Dwelling in Surrey Value £1M
Project Architect on one replacement 3000sqft and one additional new dwelling 3800sqft on this plot in Leatherhead.


Summary Experience

Education and Community
Extension and new build contemporary design to secondary school. Value £1.5M
Reconfiguration and refurbishment to Brighton Youth Centre. Value undisclosed
Strategic masterplanning forSt Marks CoE School, Brighton. Value undisclosed.
Extension and refurbishment of a Grade II listed building to accommodate a new Montessori school. Value undisclosed.
Eco Country House, Hampshire, (design and planning).  Value £2M
Upward extension to a bungalow, completely transforming it into a stunning 5 bed house. Awarded Best Self Build Architect at the 2014 Build It awards. Value £400K
New build eco-house on ‘garden land’ won on appeal.Value £300K
Domestic refurbishment and development on a variety of property types - family, single and multiple occupancy from low to high end specification.Value up to £1M
All weather sports pitches.  Value £1.5M
Feasibility extension and refurbishment to Brighton Rugby club.
New Hockey Club House Pavilion design and planning.  Value £1.2M