Bruce Nichol is a principal and founding partner of Front, and brings over twenty years of diverse architectural experience to the Front team. He is a licensed architect in the UK where he received his BA (Honours) degree from Huddersfield Polytechnic and his Graduate Diploma in Architecture from Oxford Brookes University. His professional architectural and façade design experience ranges from international airport and transportation projects to cultural and educational institutions.
An exponent of protean architectural practice and innovative envelope design, his cultural projects include the Morgan Library & Museum, Perez Art Museum Miami, and the Kimbell Art Museum expansion. Bruce is also responsible for residential, civic, and institutional building types, including work at Cornell, Harvard, New York, Princeton, and Yale Universities.
At Foster + Partners he worked with international contractors and engineers at the Chek Lap Kok Airport and Kowloon Railway Station in Hong Kong, and was responsible for the design of exterior facades, skylights, glass screens and floors. While with Polshek Partnership, his role as architect focussed on the design of cultural and educational facilities, addressing technical performance and construction of spaces for the production, conservation, and exhibition of art works. Prior to founding Front, Bruce was involved with the architectural and facade design of the New York Times Building, while a member of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Paris.
In addition to practice and teaching, Bruce also participates in the AIA/RIBA international liaison.
ARC 513: Contemporary Facade Design (Fall 2014)