Nick trained at Edinburgh College of Art and the Architectural Association 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 where he has led a series of pioneering education and residential projects.
Nick has taught and lectured widely and is a Senior Lecturer 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. He became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2018. Nick has sat on RIBA Council, 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 in the UK and overseas. Nick is an External Examiner at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and the Macintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow.
Nick has lectured widely on the work of the practice at schools of architecture and professional institutions around the UK and regularly contributes to journal articles and the professional press. He has been appointed as an Expert Witness on design related matters and was appointed Chair of Southwark Design Review Panel in 2018 and Chair of Brighton and Hove Place Review Panel in 2019. He also sits on Croydon Place Review Panel and has been a judge for the RIBA, AJ Retrofit and Civic Trust Awards.