Nigel Ostime is an architect and Delivery Director at Hawkins\Brown Architects, a practice of 275 people with studios in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Los Angeles. He has experience in leading the design and delivery of complex projects in a range of sectors, principally residential, commercial and transport infrastructure.
Nigel is a member of the RIBA Practice & Profession Committee and chair of the RIBA Client Liaison Group, which provides an interface between the institute and client representative bodies. The group has published a number of influential reports including ‘Client and Architect: Developing the Essential Relationship’; ‘What Clients Think of Architects’ and ‘Building in Quality’. He is author of a number of books including the Small Projects Handbook and A Client’s Guide to Engaging an Architect and has edited the latest editions of the RIBA Job Book and the Handbook of Practice Management.
Nigel co-chaired the working group that published the Housing Forum report ‘Stopping Building Failures’ (2018) and contributed to ‘MMC for Affordable Housing Developers’ (2019). He recently established the Design Hub at Buildoffsite and is a visiting lecturer at the AA, Bartlett, Manchester and Westminster schools of architecture.