Senior team

Simon Baker - Director BSc, MArch, ARB , RIBA Simon Baker studied Architecture at the University of Bath (BSc) and University of Edinburgh (MArch), during which he also studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture, Copenhagen and Chaing Mai University, Thailand. Simon first joined Nash Parker Architects in 2001, becoming a director in 2006 – when the practice changed name to Nash Baker Architects. Simon has strong views with regard to contextual and sustainable design, which he likes to trace back to his Scandinavian roots. His enthusiasm for architecture, technology and business has helped focus the direction of the practice. Simon recently attended a 10-month lecture series on Building Conservation at the Architectural Association to develop his expertise in this field.

Simon Baker - Director
BSc, MArch, ARB , RIBA

Simon Baker studied Architecture at the University of Bath (BSc) and University of Edinburgh (MArch), during which he also studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture, Copenhagen and Chaing Mai University, Thailand.

Simon first joined Nash Parker Architects in 2001, becoming a director in 2006 – when the practice changed name to Nash Baker Architects. Simon has strong views with regard to contextual and sustainable design, which he likes to trace back to his Scandinavian roots. His enthusiasm for architecture, technology and business has helped focus the direction of the practice.

Simon recently attended a 10-month lecture series on Building Conservation at the Architectural Association to develop his expertise in this field.

Howard Nash - Director Graduate of:  The University of Newcastle, and Past President of the Franco British Union of Architects Howard has been a Principal in private practice for over 30 years with a wide experience of private and public sector work. He founded the present London firm in 1978 (previously called Nash Parker Architects). Howard has a special interest in marrying effective development planning with the needs of conservation and listed buildings. 

Howard Nash - Director
Graduate of:  The University of Newcastle, and Past President of the Franco British Union of Architects

Howard has been a Principal in private practice for over 30 years with a wide experience of private and public sector work. He founded the present London firm in 1978 (previously called Nash Parker Architects). Howard has a special interest in marrying effective development planning with the needs of conservation and listed buildings. 

Katharine Maclean - Director BA (Hons) Int Des, MArch, ARB, RIBA Katharine joined Nash Baker Architects in 2013, having spent the preceding years working in practices in Canterbury, Manchester, and London.  Katharine graduated from her Interior Design degree in Manchester in 2003, and as such, has a keen interest in the interior form that can be created by the built envelope. Following this, she has spent many years specialising in working with, and adapting, existing historic buildings of both commercial and domestic nature.  She later achieved a Distinction in her MArch at Kent School of Architecture, and the RIBA South East award for a student thesis project. Upon completing her chartership at Oxford Brookes University in 2011, Katharine spent some time working in Haiti - assisting in the careful restoration of a 19th Century schoolhouse which had been severely damaged during the earthquake. Since working at Nash Baker Architects, she has been the lead architect for projects which have been shortlisted for RIBA Regional Awards and the Brick Awards.  Katharine is also a part-time design tutor at the Kent School of Architecture, and has been fortunate enough to be invited to give lectures both there, and at the Glasgow School of Art. She is currently studying for an MSc in Building Conservation. 

Katharine Maclean - Director
BA (Hons) Int Des, MArch, ARB, RIBA

Katharine joined Nash Baker Architects in 2013, having spent the preceding years working in practices in Canterbury, Manchester, and London.  Katharine graduated from her Interior Design degree in Manchester in 2003, and as such, has a keen interest in the interior form that can be created by the built envelope. Following this, she has spent many years specialising in working with, and adapting, existing historic buildings of both commercial and domestic nature. 

She later achieved a Distinction in her MArch at Kent School of Architecture, and the RIBA South East award for a student thesis project. Upon completing her chartership at Oxford Brookes University in 2011, Katharine spent some time working in Haiti - assisting in the careful restoration of a 19th Century schoolhouse which had been severely damaged during the earthquake. Since working at Nash Baker Architects, she has been the lead architect for projects which have been shortlisted for RIBA Regional Awards and the Brick Awards. 

Katharine is also a part-time design tutor at the Kent School of Architecture, and has been fortunate enough to be invited to give lectures both there, and at the Glasgow School of Art. She is currently studying for an MSc in Building Conservation. 

Ahmed Shawky - Associate BSc, MA (Int Des). RegArch (Egypt). Dipl (Arch Part III) Ahmed joined Nash Baker Architects in Autumn 2015, having previously worked at MTA (Michael Trentham Architects), for nearly 8 years. During his employment there, he was involved in hi-end residential projects and mixed-use developments in SE & Central London, and helped the practice get short-listed for design awards and competitions with the most recent being DON’T MOVE IMPROVE, RIBA/NLA 2014. He also completed his Part 3 examination and Postgrad Diploma in Professional Practice & Management from UCL with Distinction. Ahmed also has a wide range of experience in different building sectors in the UK and the Middle-East and originally registered as an Architectural Engineer in Egypt in 2005 following a 5 year architectural course at the Ain-Shams University in Cairo. He was later awarded Distinction for an MA in Interior Design from Brighton University in 2008 as a means to broaden his experience as he firmly believes that interaction between different design disciplines generates better design.  

Ahmed Shawky - Associate
BSc, MA (Int Des). RegArch (Egypt). Dipl (Arch Part III)

Ahmed joined Nash Baker Architects in Autumn 2015, having previously worked at MTA (Michael Trentham Architects), for nearly 8 years. During his employment there, he was involved in hi-end residential projects and mixed-use developments in SE & Central London, and helped the practice get short-listed for design awards and competitions with the most recent being DON’T MOVE IMPROVE, RIBA/NLA 2014. He also completed his Part 3 examination and Postgrad Diploma in Professional Practice & Management from UCL with Distinction.

Ahmed also has a wide range of experience in different building sectors in the UK and the Middle-East and originally registered as an Architectural Engineer in Egypt in 2005 following a 5 year architectural course at the Ain-Shams University in Cairo. He was later awarded Distinction for an MA in Interior Design from Brighton University in 2008 as a means to broaden his experience as he firmly believes that interaction between different design disciplines generates better design.