Stickland Wright is a design practice based in Brighton, formed by the merger of two distinct businesses specializing in architecture and interior design.
By bringing together these complementary skill sets, we are able to deliver a cohesive and comprehensive design narrative that unifies both the internal and external aspects of the spaces we create.
Our approach involves taking the time to understand our clients’ goals and aspirations and leveraging the full potential of each project to meet those objectives. We are committed to creating sustainable buildings that benefit both people and the planet, and we invest heavily in research and development to ensure our work remains innovative and relevant.
This approach has enabled us to successfully deliver projects across a diverse range of sectors and positions us as a highly valuable partner for our clients.
If you have a project you would like to discuss, we’d love to hear from you.
Meet the Team:
Nick SticklandArchitecture Director
Nick Stickland is one of our founding directors and an experienced architect by trade.
Due to his particular experiences he is also, increasingly, a rare breed – the strong all-rounder.
- A visualisation artist.
- Concept designer in large commercial practice.
- A business owner and employer.
- Contracts administrator to projects in the £10m’s.
- Expert witness in multi-million pound legal dispute.
- Technical adviser for the manufacture of modular products.
- Confidant to developers for project viability.
Nick has extensive experience in retrofitting, always promoting a ‘fabric first approach’ and modern methods of construction, acting as a technical adviser for the manufacture of modular products across multiple projects. Nick leads the practice forward in our ESG strategy, putting sustainability at the heart of our work, ensuring our projects are low impact and that we remain conscious and responsible designers. Nick is undaunted by the challenge of projects, believing that the best solutions are generated through strong relationships and a well thought through process.
“I am motivated by clients who value our experience and skill and who enable us, in turn, to add value to their projects.”
Caroline WrightInterior Design Director
Caroline Wright is the Interior Design Director of Stickland Wright Ltd. and an experienced Interior Designer with extensive experience in commercial and residential sectors. Caroline has a career spanning over 25 years and has worked with large international brands and small start up businesses. Her approach to design is centred on the user experience, ensuring the physical environment positively connects with the end user, and with commercial clients, improves brand perception and business performance.
Caroline and the team work with clients to tease out their narrative and reflect that across their branding and design. She also has a passion for sustainable design, and having recently built her own multi generational passive house, she is keen to bring this expertise to projects where she can.
Caroline understands that to deliver connected design expertise often requires many sectors to be involved. She and her team relish working collaboratively alongside the practice architects to ensure that the design values remain intact throughout the lifespan of the project.
With this core understanding Caroline is undaunted by the challenge of projects. As a team we believe that the best solutions are generated through strong relationships and a well thought through design process
Sophie Law-SmithBusiness Manager
Sophie Law-Smith is Stickland Wright’s Business Manager. She is an experienced property professional with a background in events, communications, and business development and a strong network across the south coast. Sophie is driven by connecting the silos within the built environment and actively seeks out ways we can work together towards a more sustainable future for the industry.
As well as supporting Stickland Wright, Sophie is active across multiple platforms throughout the Greater Brighton region. She directed the local initiative founded by Stickland Wright called Design Brighton which was the inspiration behind the award winning national property show she is co-director of called FOOTPRINT+. Sophie partnered with Samantha Davies in 2021 to form LEAF (Low Energy Alternate Future) an Architecturally led retrofit consultancy which supports the PAS2035 process of retrofit co-ordination for the public and private sector, in which she is a qualified SAP assessor.
To further add to Sophie’s experience in the industry she organises member events for Constructing Excellence Sussex Club, is a project manager for her family property development company and the Honorary Secretary for Hove Civic Society.
Samantha DaviesSenior Architect
Samantha Davies is Stickland Wright’s Senior Architect and a qualified retrofit co-ordinator with over 20 years’ experience across a number of sectors, most notably in sustainable design. Her in-depth knowledge of MMC and the latest techniques in Retrofitting and sustainable design help keep the practice up to date with their sustainable credentials.
Samantha is a TrustMark accredited Retrofit Coordinator and has completed the AECB Carbon Lite Course. She leads the practice research into new methods of construction and as a Retrofit Coordinator has extensive working knowledge on sustainable methods of construction with practical applications across the Stickland Wright portfolio.
Vicky WillisSenior Interior Designer
Vicky’s breadth of knowledge traverses Interior Design, Architecture and brand management. Vicky studied art & architectural history at University College London before working in press and marketing at Tate Galleries. She went on to graduate with a master’s in interior design from the University of Brighton Vicky’s attention to detail produce and fastidious personality ensures project work is done to the highest standard. In a fast-paced industry Vicky is key to the Stickland Wright development, carrying out regular design and trend analysis across her projects to ensure the final design responds and engages with the end-users. Vicky truly does have her finger on the beating pulse of the design industry.
Natasha ChampArchitectural Assistant
Natasha specialises in interior architecture and throughout her career has cultivated a keen interest in design culture and methods. Natasha excels by ensuring the brand and personality remains at the forefront of any project. With a meticulous attention to detail Natasha’s strengths in problem solving through detailed design ensures projects are delivered on time and to the client’s requirements.
Emily HowarthInterior Designer
Our Interior Designer Emily is the go-to for bespoke detailing. Emily demands the highest quality of finish and is not afraid to put the work in to achieve it on schedule. With this meticulous attention to detail and thorough approach Emily supports both the Interiors and Architectural teams, helping realise some of Brighton’s best-loved restaurants and cafes. Emily is a Brighton born and bred and enjoys contributing to the practice’s community design work throughout the region.
Jonathan EvansSenior Architect
Jonathan is a well-versed project Architect who specialises in low (zero) energy buildings and use of natural-materials. Having completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Bath he went on to major in Sustainable Buildings Performance and Design at Oxford Brookes University where he learnt a range of skills including IES modelling and PassivHaus Design. Some of his projects (on site / recently completed) include highly efficient modular housing, a 30 homes zero carbon social housing development, and a trailblazing Active-House development. Jonathan has an almost obsessive attention to detail, critical eye and is a trustworthy pair of hands for projects at any stage of development.
Simas started in the industry working on the other side of Architecture, on site. Beginning as a labourer he then gained experience in carpentry and as a decorator, finally worked as a foreman before embarking on the Architectural journey. This breadth of experience has provided him with a unique holistic skillset and a practical 360° knowledge base not commonly found. Alongside this experience, his tenacity and eye for detail delivers successful resolutions for our clients across a varied portfolio of projects. Simas supports the team with his technical knowledge of modular construction, leading multiple retail modular projects in our portfolio.
Architect Anna Hobbs has a meticulous attention to detail. She is the project Architect that keeps a cool head under pressure with a root cause analysis approach to problem solving. Anna studied for her undergraduate and masters at Portsmouth University and then qualified as an Architect at the University of the of West England. She has experience with deep retrofits, award-winning school projects and with large multi-disciplinary teams on public sector projects and large residential builds. Anna’s research and development of new building techniques helps underpin Stickland Wrights offering as a MMC and retrofitting specialist. Her involvement in the concept design, technical detailing and onsite experience is integral to the growth of the Stickland Wright team
Always Looking for TalentArchitectural Assistant P1 & Architect
We are on the look out for a new team member to join us.
If you are an Architectural Assistant Part 1 or a fully qualified Architect and looking for your next opportunity we want to hear from you.
Please email your portfolio to [email protected]