Nick takes a professional but passionate and positive approach to his work as an architect involved mainly in the field of historic buildings and their contexts over a period of 30 years, 29 of these as a principal.
1981 – Joined Peter Cleverly Architect in Wetheringsett, Suffolk
1984 – Partner in Cleverly & Jacob Architects, Stowmarket, Suffolk
1985 – Partner in Purcell Miller Tritton & Partners following merger
1996 – Established Nicholas Jacob Architects now employing 10 members of staff


Nick has considerable experience over a broad range of project types, building typologies and procurement methods, including:

  • Condition surveys on historic buildings ecclesiastical/residential/commercial/industrial/public
  • Development of regional museums and visitor attractions involving conversion, extension and repairs to listed buildings and ancient monuments
  • Historic Impact Assessments
  • Development and options advice and feasibility studies for heritage sites and buildings
  • Alterations to improve accessibility to public buildings
  • Residential schemes for conversion and extension; one off houses and small developments
  • Church projects for repairs, reordering and extensions to churches and church halls,
  • School projects for repair, alteration and extension
  • Repair and adaptation of numerous historic buildings and ancient monuments
  • Healthcare schemes for day care centres and residential nursing homes
  • Hotel schemes of conversion, repair, rebuilding and extension to listed hotels and wedding venues
  • Mixed use developments