Architecture + Design

Nick Leith-Smith A+D is a specialist architecture and design practice working within luxury retail, the arts, hospitality and high-end residential.

About Us

We are a London-based architecture and design studio that places people at the heart of our work. Our award-winning practice creates bespoke spaces that are carefully considered, commercially astute, and are designed to make every interaction meaningful to the people who encounter them. Each of our projects are brought to life through analytical insights, creativity and collaboration, resulting in highly crafted spaces with strong elements of personalisation, material innovation and bold modern style.

Founded in 2000, our portfolio spans luxury retail design, the arts, hospitality and high-end residential work, working in close collaboration with internationally renowned brands, property developers and private clients.

Nick Leith-Smith, Architect + Partner

With strong connections to the worlds of luxury fashion and design, Nick Leith-Smith has established an internationally-recognised reputation as a leading architect in the luxury space over the past two decades. As a craftsman of architectural form, Nick marries bold, expressionist qualities with an innate understanding of clients’ needs.

Nick’s work enlivens spaces to be enjoyed and experienced in their full potential, and his practice is grounded in historic and contemporary design, new technology and the use of modern and innovative materials. He considers each project in the context of its current and future needs, resulting in spaces that are both timely and timeless.


Our services are reflected through our diverse portfolio of projects spanning multiple sectors including residential, retail, hospitality, office, leisure, cultural, education, master planning and landscaping.

We combine architecture, interiors, products and furniture to create spaces that enrich the environments in which they are situated, and the experience and lives of those who interact with them.

Our specialities include:

  • International retail projects for the fashion and luxury brand market
  • High-quality residential projects, including listed and conservation buildings
  • Headquarters, regional and international offices for corporates and Plcs
  • National and international leisure and hospitality projects
  • Cultural pavilions and installations
  • New build private homes


We are proud to have worked with a diverse range of clients, and our design services are retained by globally-renowned businesses and luxury brands, public companies, private individuals and property developers.

In working with our clients, our open and fluent process is testament to the strength of our partnerships and collaborative spirit upon which the practice was founded.

Clients include:

  • Manolo Blahnik
  • Harvey Nichols
  • Malone Souliers
  • Design Museum
  • South Kensington Estates
  • Grosvenor
  • Brown Thomas
  • Kurt Geiger
  • Hiscox
  • Grainger Plc


Nick Leith Smith A+D has achieved multiple design accolades over the years and has also had the honour of sitting on judging panels for some of the design world’s most prestigious awards.

Most recently we were delighted to win a gold medal at the International Design Awards for Manolo Blahnik’s new shop in Malaysia, and a double honour at the Houzz 2017 Awards. We have also won awards at the Hong Kong Design Awards + Summit and the Design 100 Awards.

We have also received nominations in the following prestigious design awards:

  • FX Design Awards
  • WIN Awards
  • D&AD
  • Conde Nast
  • Design Week
  • Restaurant and Bar Design Awards
  • Retail Week Interiors Awards

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