We are a practice of architects, landscape and interior designers based in South London. We have been recognised as one of the UK's leading young practices through Architect's Journal's '40 under 40', Architecture Foundation's 'New Architects 4' and Wallpaper* magazines '20 practices to watch'. We are ARB registered and an RIBA Chartered Practice.

 We aim to be approachable and to be open about ourselves and our business. Our team come from a diverse range of backgrounds with different ways of thinking about and approaching the work we do. This creates richer and more imaginative projects and helps us support and empower our clients whatever their needs or circumstances. 



Nim is director and co founder of nimtim architects, starting the practice in 2014 alongside Tim. Nimi brings energy, positivity and sense of adventure to everything she does.

Nimi is a qualified garden and landscape designer and leads our nimtim landscapes department. A UK qualified architect since 2008, she has worked for some of London’s most highly regarded practices including Penoyre & Prasad and Hawkins/ Brown where she was a project architect for Corby Cube and other significant developments such as Metropolitan Whaf in Wapping.


Nimi is a member of the Design South East Panel. This multi-disciplinary panel of leading construction professionals provides a clear, constructive and consistent voice on design quality in the built environment for Local Authorities across SE England. She is also a member of Frame Projects and sits on both the LB Camden Review Panels and LB Barking & Daggenham Review Panels. She is a judge for the Architect's Journal Awards, a steering member for the RIBA Guerrilla Tactics conference programme and an External Examiner at Manchester University. 


Nimi enjoys baking, country walks and cuddles on the sofa with Corbi the dog.


Tim is director and co-founder of nimtim architects, starting the practice in 2014 alongside Nim. His sensitive, playful and pragmatic approach to architecture has helped shape the practice and the work it has produced.


A UK qualified architect since 2008; Tim has worked at OMA in Rotterdam and David Chipperfield architects in London. Prior to setting up nimtim architects, Tim was senior architect at RCKa where he was project architect for the RIBA award-winning TNG Youth Centre in Lewisham in addition to a number of social housing projects.


Tim studied at Oxford Brookes University, the Bauhaus Universtat and the University of Westminster where he was awarded the RIBA dissertation prize. Before taking a break to adopt his young daughter, Tim taught at UCA Canterbury and University of Reading. He continues to write on architecture and the practice of architecture and has had articles published in academic quarterlies, architectural journals and international design magazines.


Tim enjoys cooking and eating good food, playing football and, when possible, travel. He is aiming to look as happy as the rest of the team in his next office portrait.  

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Pippa Grayson completed both her Bachelors and Masters in Architecture degrees at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 2015. She later concluded her studies at Kingston University and is an ARB registered architect.


In 2013, Pippa spent a year working in Tianjin, China, on large scale master-planning projects and speculative public projects, including a new university campus and the conversion of large disused quarry sites to public space.

Since graduating, Pippa has worked in London on small scale residential projects, and prior to joining nimtim was working in south-west London, completing residential refurbishment and extension projects within the borough of Richmond-upon-Thames.


Throughout university, she explored architecture in both sparse rural as well as dense city landscapes, and within her final year Thesis she explored the identity of demarcated landscapes within the UK and the potential of under-sung landscapes for facilitating fast-changing forms of architecture.


Outside of architecture, Pippa has a keen interest in music, particularly in attending and participating in live concerts.


Allie is a qualified architect in South Africa and nimtim’s longest-serving team member. She has a particular affinity for understanding the needs of clients and building users. She brings colour, sensitivity and a sense of playfulness to her work which has become a defining characteristic of the practice.

Allie has delivered many of nimtim’s most recognised and celebrated projects including Cork House, Hutch House and Pitch Perfect.


‘Prior to joining nimtim, Allie worked for a Dutch-based practice Play the City in creating games as a method for collaborative urban design - using gaming as a playful way to bring top-down decision makers together with bottom-up members of society.


In 2013 Allie worked in Berlin on small to medium-sized residential refurbishments and extensions - understanding the richness and sensibilities of the existing city fabric.’


Apart from her interest in architecture Allie is interested in many forms of art and design including pottery, surface/textile design and photography – she has recently developed her first reel of film after her trip to Iran.

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Jack is a RIBA Part II qualified designer from London. He has a passion for housing and is our sustainability champion: challenging us to consider and apply emerging technologies and materials. His thoughtfulness and energy inspire us and our clients.


Jack studied at the Welsh School of Architecture with a focus on Welsh vernacular. He spent 2 months in Sierra Leone helping to design and construct a school and care facility in a remote village.

His master’s thesis was on a housing response to the refugee crisis. Prior to joining nimtim, Jack worked with nHouse on pioneering modular and custom build technologies.


Apart from architecture Jack is passionate about sailing, printmaking, and climbing He has competed in international sailing events, is a qualified skipper, and has worked professionally as a yacht delivery crew member. Through Printmaking, Jack's work has been published in a London Drawing Group book “The Printing Ideas”, and climbing has taken him up and down rocks in England, Spain and Romania.


Maia Rollo completed her Bachelors in Architecture at DeMontfort University in Leicester and her Masters degree at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 2020.


Following her Bachelors degree Maia spent 3 years working in Leicester on community art and architectural projects including contributing to a community street design project with Sustrans and Leicester City Council. Collaborating with community groups has fostered a love of working closely with people and a passion for empowering groups to effect positive change in their environments.


For her thesis project Maia studied power in the English landscape; exploring how new public realms can be woven into working landscapes making them more accessible, connected and responsive.


Maia has 3 years experience tutoring undergraduate Architecture along with delivering architectural workshops to Key Stage 2 students and is passionate about engaging young people in architecture.


Outside of architecture Maia enjoys cycle touring and wild swimming and is looking forward to travelling again soon.

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Charlotte Qureshi  is an  interior architect from South East London and studied at the Arts University Bournemouth where she developed a particular interest in historic and listed buildings.


Her interest in community design manifested itself in her  finnal project in which the Ladywell baths were re- imagined as a multi-use community centre and residential accommodation aiming to blur the boundary between public and private.


Before joining nimtim, Charlotte worked with Conran + Partners on a number of residential and hospitality projects as part of her studies.


Charlotte has quickly established herself as a powerful new contender in  the annual office 'bake-off' challenge and is looking forward to exhibiting her skills in nimtim's next  Gingerbread City entry. Outside of the office Charlotte is a keen climber and seamstress.


Neil Cockburn is one of our longest-serving colleagues and collaborators. Neil is often working on his own research projects but maintains an ongoing collaboration with nimtim.


Neil Cockburn completed his undergraduate degree at the Glasgow School of Art in 2015 before joining nimtim architects later that September.  He has since returned to university gaining a Masters from London Metropolitan University where he researched and responded to existing food production and distribution in South East London.


Since joining nimtim architects Neil has worked on a variety of residential projects across South London. He particularly relishes model-making and sketching by hand. He's particularly passionate about the benefits of building with timber which has been a great influence on the work of the practice.


Outside of architecture, Neil has a great passion for cooking, sport and travelling.  He was made lifetime champion of the office bake-off challenge after 3 consecutive triumphs and holds the trophy in perpetuity.



Federica is a qualified architect and an urban designer. She completed her Master in Architecture and a postgrad Master in Italy, before studying Urban Design at Bartlett, in London. 


Aiming to give her contribution against the housing crisis in the UK, she worked for three years in modular construction in London. Previously, she gained experience in the West Bank and Italy working on landscape, urban and planning strategies, public consultation, and bespoke housing restoration and refurbishment for private clients. 

Federica also collaborated for three years with the University of Bologna and Italian Local Authorities, mapping assets confiscated from organised crime for studying and designing their social and strategic reuse. 


She is keen to bring social value to any of her designs and experiences. She values the input that every user can bring to inform the design, and she always tries to create and stimulate this interaction in any projects and scales.


Outside design, Federica enjoys travelling, making, and any form of art, from music to literature and anything that stimulates her curiosity; anyway, you can often find her kickboxing in an East London basement. 


Olamide is studying for a BSc (Hons) in Architecture at the University of Bath. Since enrolling at the University of Bath, she has maintained her passion for housing, cargotecture, user-centred and sustainable design. Her design projects include UK housing, educational buildings, arts and performance spaces, and heritage and creative reuse

In 2016, Olamide enrolled on the Yale Young Global Scholars Applied Sciences course at Yale University, which introduced her to the recent academic debates on climate and sustainability, and the applications of re-allocation and recycling procedures in areas as diverse as Civil Engineering and Nanotechnology

During her second year at the University of Bath, Olamide enrolled on an Alternative to Placement course, where she carried out an independent study of her choice. She wrote a 10,000-word essay titled, “Container Housing: A Sustainable Approach to Solve the Housing Shortage in Lagos, Nigeria?”


Beyond academia, she is the founder of “Hello Sunday”, a book club and networking platform for young black women in architecture and design where members discuss architecture-related topics and career opportunities, as well as share reviews on architecture-focused books 

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Ella is a Part I Architectural assistant, having completed her BArch at the University of Nottingham in 2021. With particular interest in our shared public spaces, Ella has a caring and curious approach to design, creating respectful places for people and the planet simultaneously.


In 2018 Ella, travelled to Guatemala to join a local construction team with the installation of a new creche at St.Bartelo Health Clinic on the outskirts of Antigua. Being part of the design and build process with the primary users was fundamental and Ella hopes to carry this forward through continued public engagement.


Throughout her time at University, Ella was an active member of Sustainability Society and Vice President of VegSoc for which she designed graphics, led workshops as part of the ‘Declare Climate Emergency’ campaign and co-ordinated collections for ‘Foodprint’, a Nottingham food redistribution operation. 


Her passion for regeneration of our food systems was the driving force for her thesis which re-imagined a mixed-use neighbourhood; including sweat equity co-operative living and a ‘School for Food’.  The projects re-use of a dilapidated site in Milton Keynes due for demolition, pushed forward thinking retrofit resolutions.


Ella feels strongly about making architecture a more accessible and diverse field, with particular attention to embracing neuro-diversity in a neuro-typical world.


Sarah is office manager, website co-ordinator, book-keeper and voice-of-reason at nimtim architects. She fits this in around other part time roles and as mother of 3 children from age 2 to 15. She is generally regarded as super-human within the office.


Sarah  gained her BA and MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. Since then she has worked primarily in the arts. Prior to being office manager at nimtim Sarah was gallery manager of the Zelda Cheatle Gallery for 5 years and then manager of a photographic archive.


When not at work Sarah can be found walking her dog around the various parks of South London or dragging her family around various local, and not so local, art galleries.


Corbi graduated from the Dulwich Dog School in 2013 winning the prestigious ‘most improved puppy’ prize.


Having gained significant experience in the Parks and Waterways sectors, Corbi heads the office’s landscape team with a particular focus on daily surveys of nearby parks and woods.


Corbi retains an interest in domestic architecture, particularly comfortable sofas and window seats. Outside of the office, Corbi enjoys chasing tennis balls, chocolate cake and cuddles.