Nick Serridge has worked for 15 years in the arena of both public and private buildings. He had the privilege of reading Architecture at both his native schools of architecture. Firstly, he went to Liverpool John Moores University and was later accepted into the Stirling School at the University of Liverpool. Here Nick was mentored by Richard Lavington of Maccreanor Lavington and Hans van der Heijden of Biq architecten, both highly acclaimed architects of modernist communal living in the UK and abroad. Nick eventually moved to Rotterdam in the Netherlands to further his passion for Dutch modernism and urban renewal, working for DKV Architectetn. Here he initially worked on social and private housing in Utrecht, Delft, langerach and Westerdock. He later went on to write his thesis on the Eastern docklands of Amsterdam at Borneo Sporenburg, an area that inspires him to this day. He later went on to be a senior architect at the internationally acclaimed Nightingale associates where he gained his charted in December 2005. In 2009 Nick went onto join the _Space group in Manchester. Nick was the most senior architect within the office which was ran remotely from Newcastle. Here he was responsible for some major education project on the governments Building Schools for the Future ( BSF) running 100million worth of academy, SEN and High schools across the north of England. He also work with the National trust developing the estate at Dunham Massey around the grade 1* listed building. In 2012 Nick established N S Architects Ltd. He initially started working in collaboration with cube surveyors starting with small residential project and retail / commercial work. This work later lead to delivering the redevelopment of Hartlepool Retail Park. Maintaining Nicks experience with listed buildings and the residential sector, Nick quickly merged the two areas to create a series of high quality student and apartment living spaces in two of Liverpool’s most impressive grade 2 listed buildings. Additional work has involved complex industrial, education, retail, and restaurant work which has been rolled across the UK under a turnkey solution. Nick has a reputation of working and delivering on the most demanding and complex existing listed buildings and government newbuilds from start to finish priding himself of traditional procurement. Nick is also an external examiner at the university of Denmark VIA where he mentors architectural technology students as part of their international training programme assisting VIA with end of year examinations. NS Architects LTD is an ARB registered practice. We are actively working in the regeneration of many of the North of England’s cities and towns.
Ivan joined NS Architects in 2014 as part of an internship program while still in university. Upon graduating in January 2015 and obtaining a degree in Architectural Technology and Construction Management he was given a permanent position at the company as an Architectural Technician. Since then, Ivan has been involved in a vast range of projects in the residential, commercial, industrial, office, and listed building sectors. More recently, Ivan has had an active involvement in the expansion works of Tees Bay Retail Park in Hartlepool throughout all key stages of the development. Ivan has been involved in numerous BIM Level 2 projects and is responsible for setting-up and keeping up-to-date the company’s BIM protocols and workstation manuals ensuring an improved quality of technical information package standard. As of 2018, Ivan has become a member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).
Brian Joined NSA in 2016 as Associate Director bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to company.Brian has been involved in master planning for major education projects - ranging from the design of primary schools, though to extension and new-build projects for secondary education and university schemes. His work with Liverpool University included several projects in partnership with the Welcome Trust for the provision of Level 3 Research laboratories. He also worked on several schemes at Squibb Pharmaceuticals on the Wirral on the re-organisation and modification of several production facilities. He also has a wide range of experience in retail schemes, appraising and re-planning, altering, and extending shopping centres and retail parks.
Alma Inkarova is an Architectural Assistant who graduated from the Liverpool John Moores (Part1) in 2018. During her education in University In 2015 she worked for International-Turkish Construction company ‘Sembol Insaat’, where she had a range of job experiences in preparing complete comprehensive architectural designs of commercial, public and residential buildings. It allowed her to develop excellent skills in producing planning and CGIs in wide range of computer programs. In 2017, as a part of the learning experience she also worked with engineering team ‘TANDEM’ working on complex of apartments – ‘the Promenade’, that is already erected. She was developing floor-planning of the apartments, managing construction documents and designing the façade, its’ assembly materials. In her last year in university she did an internship working on environmentally friendly project - ‘Green Energy’. She was responsible for creating sustainable apartment complexes, built on energy efficient lines, mainly utilising Revit to produce BIM and Green Building analysis. She enjoys looking into new design innovations, material usage and building detailing in architecture field. She is highly adaptable, creative and imaginary that allows her to design highly appealing and interesting, yet functional designs.
Cristina studied at University of Palermo, Italy, graduating with a master’s degree in architectural engineering in 2012. During the period 2012-2015 she gained both professional licenses as Architect and Civil Engineer in Palermo. In Italy, she worked on refurbishment of apartments, renewal and technical restoration in heritage buildings, interior design, architectural design and construction in different scales. In 2016 she specialised in Revit and she approached the BIM philosophy, attending a professional course in London. She worked as Architectural Assistant for an architectural practice in Chester, where she improved her Revit skills working on residential and educational projects. Moreover, she was focused on 3D modelling and CGIs production. In July 2018 Cristina joined NS Architects Ltd in Liverpool as Architectural Assistant and recently she gained the UK professional certification as Architect. She works on projects both commercial and residential, private and public, refurbishment and new-build, and is also part of NSA’s BIM philosophy.