Portsmouth School of Architecture


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Mr Nicholas Timms

  • Qualifications: RIBA, Dip Arch, BSc (Hons)
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2084
  • Email: nick.timms@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Portsmouth School of Architecture
  • Faculty: Creative and Cultural Industries


  • 32 years experience as a qualified architect
  • 32 years teaching experience in Schools of Architecture
  • 32 years of architectural practice

Teaching experience

  • Architectural Association
  • Kingston University School of Architecture
  • Southbank University School of Architecture (Course Director)
  • University of Portsmouth

Practice Experience

  • Includes working for award winning practices
  • Director in Braithwaite Carrick Timms, Architects
  • Currently sole practitioner in Nicholas Timms Associates

Academic experience

  • Includes teaching and being year leader in all years of undergraduate and postgraduate architectural qualifications (Part 1 & Part 2)
  • Masters supervision

Special interests (leading to research output)

  • In ‘Architecture and Landscape’ and the phenomenology of ‘Sense of Place’ and architectural representation

Teaching Responsibilities

Current responsibilities include Studio tutor in Master of Architecture postgraduate course (both years). Units 401, 402, 403


  • ‘Architecture and Landscape’ and the phenomenology of ‘Sense of Place’ and architectural representation.
  • Preparation of conference paper on tourism and the effect on landscape