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Nicky Watson

Nicky Watson is a Director of award-winning JDDK Architects in Newcastle. She is RIBA Vice President for Education and RIBA Council member for the North East

Nicky’s work in the practice as a hands-on architect has been diverse, including in the health, education, veterinary, tourism, residential and commercial sectors, often focusing on projects within the community where complex briefs require extensive interaction and consultation with the end-user clients and members of the public. Designing within sensitive culturally, ecologically and historically significant settings is a common part of Nicky’s work across a number of development sectors.

Nicky has sat on a number of design award judging panels including for RIBA North East Awards. She is a regular visiting tutor and lecturer at Northumbria University’s Department of Architecture and the Built Environment on both BA and MArch courses. In 2017 Nicky was made a Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University.

Nicky speaks regularly in local schools promoting architecture as a career and is passionate about improving equality, diversity and inclusion within the profession.

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