Nick Poynton

Associate Partner

Career History

Architect – Arabian Consulting Engineering Center, Saudi Arabia, 1982-1984   

Head Architect – Cobban & Lironi (Doha), 1984-1986   

Head Architect – Module 2 Bahrain Ltd, 1986-1988   

Associate at Raglan Squire & Partners, London, 1988-1992   

Senior Architect at WATG London, 1993-2011   

Business Development Manager at WATG London, 2005-2011   

Associate Partner at G1 Architecture, 2011-Present

Nick has over thirty years’ experience as an architect, which includes several years in the 1980s working in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Bahrain). Since 1988 he has been based in London working on major hospitality projects in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian sub-continent. Projects have included new-build resort and urban 5* hotels, and the refurbishment of old classics such as Claridge’s in London, and Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, India.

Responsible for all phases of the design process from Concept through to Construction Documentation, Nick also has extensive experience of design management, including coordination of the various disciplines involved in the design of complex hotel projects, and site supervision.



  • Our clients are not only interested in developing beautiful hotels; they want a building that meets their bottom line requirements. The hotel operators require a building that functions efficiently. G1 Architecture design hotels that meet all these requirements.