Shaun is a dedicated and committed professional, using his many years of experience in the architectural profession to apply a finely honed understanding of the technical requirements of a project, balanced with a sound economic approach to planning and production. Shaun has been involved with heritage work and listed buildings for much of his career, choosing to concentrate on this as a preference.

Shaun started his career with Purcell Miller Tritton, based in Colchester, Essex, working as assistant to the two Principal Partners. During this time he had the privilege of working on projects at some of the country’s foremost heritage buildings and sites, including Canterbury Cathedral, Colchester Castle, Flatford Mill and several Crown Estate properties in London.

Shaun joined Nicholas Jacob Architects when the practice was founded in 1996, where he developed his passion for working on historic buildings. He soon became an associate within the practice which gave added responsibility of managing and administering projects of all sizes; this included private domestic work as well as well as public and commercial buildings. Shaun is responsible for the team of technical staff within the practice.


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

  • IT competence, infrastructure and programme allocation.
  • Project Management, Collaborative team manager, Resource Planner
  • Condition surveys on historic buildings, ecclesiastical/residential/commercial/industrial/public
  • Residential schemes for conversion, extension and one off houses and small developments
  • Sub-terrainian development
  • Interior design collaborative manager .
  • Repairs and adaptations to historic buildings
  • New, rebuilding of and extension to listed hotels and wedding venues
  • Mixed use developments
  • Alterations to museums
  • Historic Impact Assessments
  • Development and options advice and feasibility studies for heritage sites and buildings
  • Alterations to improve accessibility to public buildings