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Our Practice

Established in 2018, our practice is grounded in the perfect combination of a strong design vision and both practical and technical experience.

As a small family run practice we pride ourselves on our personal approach to each project and the relationships we have with our clients. We recognise that in designing the places and spaces in which you live, you are affording us a unique opportunity to enhance not just the bricks and timber around you but your whole living environment.

Example of our works

Our Story

Founder Katie grew up on the South East Coast of England and has chosen this stunning part of the world to bring up her young family. It is through architecture that Katie met her husband Connor and founded NERD. Throughout her education and experience, a practical underpinning has been most important, together they have renovated, restored, and designed properties across Sussex, Somerset and now the North East. With this wealth of practical experience they established a rare and organic understanding of the whole process of building procurement from planning to foundations through to finished surfaces. 


Katie is an ARB registered architect who now leads NERD with a decade of experience in the residential sector. She has worked across the UK on both small scale residential and commercial projects through to high-end bespoke homes. Katie is motivated by understanding each client's aspirations and dreams for their project, delivering the highest standards and finishes with an honest approach and keen eye for detail.

Katie together with her young family and beloved cockerpoo Milo, live on the coast of Northumberland. She very much enjoys the coastal way of life and the having the most beautiful setting on her doorstep. 

We want your home to work for you, your family, and your guests and for you to realise your dream project. We also promise to nurture your new dreams and ideas along the way. In short, every project has a starting point and a finale, but it is the journey that makes the difference, and we can help you at every step.

Let's go on a journey together ...

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