Setting up his own design and build practice OFCA in 2013, he creates design solutions with strong narratives that invite the public to relate and engage with his creations.

Over the past decade Nicolas has worked nationally with various organisations and public bodies including The Architecture Foundation, the London Borough of Hackney, the London Borough of Croydon, the GLA, Tate Modern, Better Bankside, Arnolfini, Fierce Festival, Homebaked Community Land Trust and the Manchester International Festival. He also ran workshops for the BA Architecture in Central Saint Martin between 2014-2017.

Nicholas is working with East Street Arts to create CABANON as part of the Season for Change programme in April 2021. CABANON is a reference to Le Corbusiers minimal retreat home, which was no larger than 8ftx8ft and built from one material. Responding to the belief that contemporary houses encourage wasteful ways of living, CABANON will invite people to live for a couple of nights to explore their habitats and a more frugal way of life.