Nick graduated from the Architectural Association in 2004 where he was a recipient of the Future Practice Prize and an honours nominee. He was a scholar at the British School at Rome (Boas Scholar, 2003) and completed his professional training at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Nick founded Tyler Hayhurst in 2004 and later reformed his practice as Hayhurst and Co. in 2009.
Nick has taught and lectured widely and is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader at University of Brighton where he specialises in design theory and practice. He is currently the subject lead for Future Practice exploring evolving forms of architectural and design practice. Nick sat on RIBA Council (1999-2001), was one of the author’s of the RIBA’s publication ‘Tomorrow’s Architect” and is a member of the RIBA Visiting Board where he has chaired the validation of schools of architecture. Nick is a Professional Examiner at the Cass and the Bartlett and an External Examiner at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.
Nick has lectured widely on the work of the practice at schools of architecture and professional institutions around the UK. He was appointed to the Southwark Design Review Panel in 2012, the Design South East Panel in 2014 and Croydon Place Review Panel in 2016. He has been a judge for the RIBA Awards and architectural competitions and contributes to journal articles and the professional press.