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Nyla Hussain established her practice at the end of 2011 after gaining experience of more than 10 years working for several architect practices. After graduating with a masters in architecture and interiors at the Royal College of Art in 2000, Nyla worked at several architecture practices, gaining extensive experience in a diverse range of large and small-scale projects, with a strong emphasis on high quality, flexibility, sustainability and dialogue with the end user.
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, where Nyla worked for 4 years between 2007 and 2011 as project architect, has had a strong influence on the practice. While working at this practice, she ran a number of new build schools and mixed-use office and residential buildings. The education projects utilised innovative design and planning to achieve high quality spaces within the constraints of a tight budget, while their flexible design allows for future adaptation and non-traditional innovative layout provides a platform for testing new teaching methods. Nyla led teams to deliver school projects such as Hastings Academy, where she was a key player in the design of the winning bid. The success of the building was as a result of involving the end users, teachers and students, throughout the design process.
Nyla Hussain worked for Denton Corker Marshall for 3 years between 2004 and 2006, as senior project coordinator and team leader on the multi-award winning Manchester Civil Justice Centre. The key emphasis in this project was attention to detail and processes to achieve a high quality of finishes, which is an important approach that is influencing our practice.
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