November 20, 2023
We are expanding our team!
We are looking for talented Part I and Part II Architectural Assistants and Assistant Landscape Architects as well as a Landscape Technician to join our busy and friendly studio.
You will be enthusiastic, enjoy being part of a team and have good design skills and wider design awareness. We value participation, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. You will be working primarily on a number of high quality education projects along with a range of work in other sectors.
We will be looking for good graphic skills and a knowledge of Photoshop/ Indesign/ Illustrator. A knowledge of Revit would be an advantage, but is not essential. In-house training will be available to fill the software gaps – we value the people most.
NVB are committed to promoting equality & diversity both in our workplace and in the wider industry
Please contact Andrew Simpson
October 18, 2023
We are over the moon to have been awarded the Building Design Education Architect of the Year Award at their award ceremony last night. NVB were shortlisted in the Education Architect of the Year (Nursery to 6th Form) category and were selected over stiff competition from Levitt Bernstein, van Heyningen and Haward, vPPR, Holloway Studio, Perkins and Will, IID Architects and Lee Evans Partnership.
Directors Andrew Simpson and James McGillivray attended the awards evening on behalf of NVB to collect the trophy. The Award recognises a portfolio of work rather than a single project and is testament to our fantastic team, not to mention fantastic clients who have had faith in our abilities over the years.
Our submission included:
Aldenham Prep School
Wootton Bassett Infants School
Haberdashers’ Boys’ School
and a research project looking at tackling loneliness by collocating primary schools and accommodation for the elderly on the same site.
October 11, 2023
Congratulations to one of our Architectural Assistants Dulmini Perera who has a whole page in the Architects’ Journal dedicated to her Masters project on adaptive reuse and regeneration. A great project, beautifully conceived and drawn! We do have a talented bunch in our team.
September 27, 2023
We are delighted to see Andrew Simpson’s thoughful piece featured on the front page of Building Design this morning. We have a reputation for educational design, but this project has expanded our thinking over the last five years and has also drawn on all of our landscape and urban design expertise. And yes, it does include a school.
August 11, 2023
Great interview in Building Magazine with our Landscape Team Leader Jenny Hyden on the joy of our work, designing for the next generation and always being ready for a swim.
August 8, 2023
NVB have been shortlisted for the Education category of the Building Design Architect of the Year Awards. This comes hot on the heels of being shortlisted for the RIBA Regional Awards.
The competition looks at a body of work rather than an individual project and our entry included Wootton Bassett Infants School, Aldenham Prep School, Haberdashers’ Boys’ School Academic Hub and a research project on combining schools with senior living accommodation. See our portfolio page for more details.
The winners are announced on 17th October and we are crossing everything.
July 11, 2023
Interesting thought piece from our Landscape Director Peter Baker on investment in school facilities and making smart use of budgets. Thank you Building Design.
June 27, 2023
We are looking for a talented Assistant Landscape Architect. You will be enthusiastic, enjoy being part of a team and have good design skills and wider design awareness. We value participation, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. You will be working primarily on a number of high quality education projects along with a range of work in other sectors.
We will be looking for good graphic skills, a knowledge of AutoCAD and/ or Revit and the Adobe suite. In-house training will be available for any un-familiar software packages.
NVB are committed to promoting equality & diversity both in our workplace and in the wider industry.
Please contact Peter Baker on: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 17, 2023
What to do about a lovely old building which doesn’t suit modern education? Look no further than page 37 of the current issue of Independent Schools Magazine where director James McGillivray talks through the key points in addressing modern education in a historic environment.