Entries by NJ Architects

We welcome Joe Hedges-Quinn for a year

We are delighted to welcome Joe Hedges-Quinn, here on a year’s work placement. Joe, the son of our Accountant, Hayley Hedges-Quinn started with us on 4th July, after he chose to do a year’s placement instead of going into his final year at university, because it was highly recommended by his course leader. Plus he […]

Music Brings New Life to Medieval Church

We have begun work to breathe new life into a medieval church as a creative community hub in Ipswich town centre. St Stephen’s Church, which has been closed since 2020 when it housed the Tourist Information Centre, will reopen as the new home of the Smokehouse music venue. Owners Ipswich Borough Council says the renovation will […]

Yashpriya Gupta’s graduation

Yashpriya Gupta, our Architectural Assistant pursued a MSc in Conservation of Historic Buildings from the University of Bath and graduated in September 2020. However, due to the COVID situation, the graduation ceremony got delayed by two years and was finally held on 16th July 2022. Yashpriya says it was a delight to graduate at a […]

Restoration of St Clement’s Church, Ipswich

Work is underway to transform one of Ipswich’s most historic churches into a 21st Century arts centre. Collaborating with Ipswich Historic Churches Trust and local builders FA Valiant & Son, we are working on the project at St Clement’s Church, near the Ipswich Waterfront. The first phase of the work is now complete and included […]

A Good Relationship Between Architect and Interior Designer is Crucial

It’s a question almost as old as the chicken and the egg; who do you choose first – architect or interior designer? Designers and architects aren’t always the most comfortable of bedfellows – while there is a lot of overlap, the different skills, perspectives and priorities can create challenges. To an extent the answer is […]

Built for industry, converted for comfort

Nicholas Jacob Architects make the most of warehouse living. Since the first New Yorkers moved into disused warehouses in its Meatpacking District, the desire for these old industrial behemoths continues to grow. And while they might not seem the most obvious choice for a dream home, it is often precisely the history that attracts people. […]

Pippa Jacob joins family business as Associate Partner

We are celebrating for more than one reason this month – the family business has not only been strengthened by the return of Pippa Jacob from maternity leave but has welcomed her back in a new position as Associate Partner. Following maternity leave, Pippa is happy to be back in the office with us and […]

The Old Hall opens stunning new orangery

The eagerly awaited opening of the Orangery at The Old Hall, in Ely, is doubly exciting for us. We have worked on the restoration of the Jacobean manor house for over 20 years – first as a family home, then as a bed and breakfast and eventually creating the exclusive venue for weddings, private functions and […]