Nicholas Hermes Levendis

BA (Hons)

Part I Architectural Assistant

Nicholas is a Part I Architectural Assistant who recently graduated from the University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins) with a key interest in residential, sustainable and modular design. He works on various tasks on a day to day basis, looking to assist project architects in the development of proposed schemes. 

Nicholas joined HTA as a Part I Architectural Assistant in 2021 following graduation from Central Saint Martins. There he developed his architectural knowledge and began to cultivate an interest in modular design and sustainable alternatives/solutions to the challenges being faced by the architectural industry due to global warming. His thesis, ‘Biomimicry: The Reconstitution of Building Practise’ looked to explore whether Biomimicry can provide sustainable innovation in the construction industry through a research of unique case studies ranging from experimental to consolidated levels.

Prior to joining HTA he completed summer internships at both LPS Construction Consultants and RGB Group – Construction Consultants working under senior project managers across a variety of designs, sites and scales.

Nicholas’ key skills include:

  • Strong ability to work with others and support project and associate requirements
  • Effective graphical representation skills used in the production of images and diagrams
  • Potent hand drawing and model making skills
  • Ability to utilise 3D modelling software to generate strong visualisations prospective schemes

Since joining HTA Nicholas has worked on a series of projects but has spent most of his time on Stanley Road. The scheme proposes 140 new high-quality homes for affordable rent and market sale, with associated, external amenity spaces together with the provision of flexible, purpose-built Class E (g) (iii) industrial use. Nicholas played a part in establishing the layout for the building plans and assisted in the redesign of the 3D model as well as the rendered plans and elevations which have been presented to stakeholders.

 Nicholas has also spent a large portion of his time at HTA on Gruneisen Road, a proposed redevelopment of an underutilised site into a well-crafted mixed-use development. The scheme looks to provide 20 new homes across two buildings, integrating commercial floorspace and private amenity in the form of balconies/terraces in addition to shared amenity spaces at ground and 1st floors. Nicholas played a key role in the design development stage, formulating site and facade studies through sketches which then allowed him to test and propose a variety of elevation appearances and details.

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