Architectural Assistant / Designer
Joshua joined Nissen Richards Studio in 2018 after working for prestigious architectural practices in London and Belgium on office, residential, education and infrastructure projects. He has recently specialised in bespoke, site specific front of house design. Joshua completed his Bachelor studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture and his Masters at the Bartlett School of Architecture.
Joshua’s Masters work proposed a cinematic playhouse on a conserved site on Turin’s waterfront. He explored a range of digital and analogue testing methods to tease out specific situations and qualities that enabled him to balance a creative program for the city’s inhabitants with the historic fabric of the site. This included a portable model within a ‘suitcase’ to interact with local people and places and material experiments with light and projections.
As a keen maker, Joshua has participated in the builds of multiple exhibitions, pavilions and film sets. Since 2016 he has been a Young Trustee for the Architecture Foundation and, in 2017 he was part of the winning team for the IDEAtion place and displacement competition, proposing a market place and employment cooperative for refugees in Berlin. This was followed by collaboratively designing improvements for a community workshop in Brixton.