London-based architect and interior designer Nick Leith-Smith grew up in Hong Kong, trained at the Mackintosh School of Architecture (Glasgow) and the Architectural Association School of Architecture (London) and began his career working for Rem Koolhaus at OMA. He now divides his time between projects around the globe – exposure to diverse cultures and identities strongly influences his work.
Nick Leith-Smith Architecture + Design was founded in 2000. The studio’s portfolio encompasses luxury retail design, high-end residential and hospitality work, working alongside internationally recognised brands, including the Design Museum, Grainger Plc, Grosvenor, Harvey Nichols and Liberty and enjoys an established relationship with Manolo Blahnik. Throughout its long-standing collaboration with the brand, the studio has designed stores in more than 35 locations worldwide.
Leith-Smith studio’s work is consistently recognised in awards in the UK and internationally; past accolades include the WIN award (Spun Candy Boutique, London) Restaurant Bar & Design Award (Le Peep Boutique), IDA Design Awards (Manolo Blahnik, Malaysia) and Design Week award (Manolo Blahnik, Malaysia).