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Nick Paterson Summary


Nick Paterson studied at Glasgow’s Mackintosh School of Architecture, graduating with first class honours and a master’s degree. After qualifying in 1991 he remained in Glasgow until 1994, working in private practice and teaching.

He subsequently spent 8 years working for CZWG architects in London, where his experience ranged from design and site supervision of residential and hotel schemes, to major commercial and master planning projects.

In 2002, he joined Foster+Partners to work on the Bishops Square project in London, where his involvement spanned the initial planning and design phases through to construction on site.

On returning to Scotland in 2004, with Jane Paterson he established Paterson Architects. There, his experience and enthusiasm for projects of all sizes, has helped establish Paterson Architects as one of the leading small practices in Scotland.

In 2005, Nick re-joined Foster+Partners Edinburgh office where he was project lead on Quartermile. The £350m project comprised 20 individual new build commercial and residential projects constructed over 8 separate phases. Nick also ran Forthquarter, which set on a former gasworks site in Edinburgh, was one of the largest strategic mixed-use developments in the city.

From 2018 until October 2020 he worked at 7N Architects, where he was project lead on the Jordanhill project in Glasgow, until completion of the first phases of construction on site.




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