Nicholas Jackson at drawing board

Nicholas Jackson MEng(Hons) AssocRICS

The Managing Director and Principal Designer of Nicholas Vanburgh Ltd

Nicholas established Nicholas Vanburgh Ltd in 2008, following five years of training with Charles Morris LVO FRICS, a well-known designer of country houses, with whom the company continues to collaborate on many projects.

Nicholas has 20 years of experience of building design and surveying.  He has a particular interest in historic architecture and traditional materials, which inspires the classic timelessness of his designs.  He is an experienced contract administrator, with a reputation for delivering complex projects on time and to budget.

Nicholas studied at Newcastle University, where he graduated in 2003 with a first class degree in Civil and Structural Engineering.  He is an Associate of the RICS and accredited by the RICS in Historic Building Conservation.

Simeon Jackson at drawing board

Simeon Jackson MEng

Architectural Engineer

Simeon Jackson holds a first class degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Leeds where he learnt about the practical structural and building services challenges behind modern architectural design.  This is combined with a number of years of draughting and design experience, initially with Charles Morris LVO FRICS and now under Nicholas Vanburgh Ltd.

As a former Councillor and member of the planning committee on Norwich City Council, he also has an in-depth knowledge of the planning system.

Simeon is inspired by architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Edwin Lutyens and George Skipper, all of whom put a great emphasis on attention to detail in their buildings.  Simeon is also passionate about sustainability of our built environment, and how environmental and social challenges can be tackled not just through technology but through design.


Sam Joy

Junior Architectural Assistant

Sam Joy joined Nicholas Vanburgh in May 2021 as a junior architectural assistant and has proven himself competent in both CAD and hand drawing. He studied Architecture at De Montfort University where he graduated with a first-class degree.

Throughout the course, Sam developed interest in the aesthetic value, longevity and adaptability of traditional design and materials, which inspired his dissertation titled ‘Why the Implementation of Neo-Traditional Architecture in New Housing Projects within the UK can Improve Well-Being and the Long-Term Sustainability of Architecture’.