Anne-Marie Nicholson joins Marchese Partners to co-lead UK studio

Former PRP later living architect Anne-Marie Nicholson has joined Marchese Partners as principal to jointly lead the Australian consultancy’s UK studio.

At PRP, Nicholson (pictured) established herself as a leading figure in the design of housing for older people, overseeing the delivery of 11,000 units, many of which have been recognised by award bodies including RIBA and Housing Design Awards.

In her role as principal where she will jointly lead Marchese Partners’ UK studio alongside Stewart Dean, Nicholson will focus on developing a client base that already includes Riverstone Living, Guild Living, Loveday, Frogmore and Red and Yellow.

“This a hugely exciting opportunity for me as I join a practice that focuses exclusively on later living and has enjoyed huge success in the UK under Stewart’s leadership since launching six years ago,” said Nicholson.

“Working together, we want to build on this growth even further and set a benchmark for how we design and deliver later living supported by evidence-based research and international learning,” she added.

Dean said: “Anne-Marie’s experience and passion for later living design naturally complements our own values and all our clients will benefit from her design expertise, which is regularly sought out and is widely recognised as industry leading."