Sir Nicholas Grimshaw graduated with Honours from the Architectural Association in 1965 and imediately started his own practice. His buildings of the 60s and 70s gained recognition for their innovative approach to construction and detailing.
Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners was formed in 1980, over time cementing a reputation for rational building that draws on rigorous engineering combined with the fundamental principles of architecture and a profound understanding of the materials. Sir Nicholas Grimshaw has lectured in 21 countries worldside including eight cities in the United States. He is a registered architect in England, France, Germany and Spain. Following examination in 2002 he was also registered to practice architecture in the State of New York.
Sir Nicholas Grimshaw was elected a Royal Academician in 1994 and President of the Royal Acadmey in 2004. He is also an Honorary fellow of the AIA. He was knighted in 2002 and continues to actively lead his practice as Chairman of the Board.