In a noisy

can you

make yourself heard?

As an experienced strategist, I support architects and creative organisations to communicate with their target audiences authentically, confidently and with impact.



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A good communications strategy strengthens relationships with clients and collaborators, engages new audiences, attracts talent and creates recognition for your specific skills.

From establishing a coherent framework to support new business, finding an authentic tone of voice, creating a content plan for social media or upskilling an in-house team, my approach is tailored to each client's specific situation. 

By taking time to understand the essence of your organisation, and what you want to achieve, the result is a bespoke strategy which acts as a natural extension of your studio ethos.

Working creatively and collaboratively, I help identify tools to increase visibility in a way that speaks directly to your audiences.


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“Julia has brought our business plan to life, giving us confidence to communicate who we are & the experience we offer, as well as a clear framework to plan ahead.”

Luke Tozer, Pitman Tozer


distILlIng what's
important to
your practIce

My aim is to demystify communications and establish it as a key business tool, developing strategies which support you to communicate with clear purpose. 


Working with emerging studios through to established practices, every challenge is different.


I have over 20 years experience collaborating with architects and creative businesses, and have been an invited contributor to events by RIBA, Monocle and the Museum of Architecture. 

You can listen here to a couple of podcasts where I share my thoughts on why strategy is important in communications.

As a champion for inclusion in the built environment - particularly engaging younger generations - I also support organisations including HomeGrown Plus, Built By Us and the Thornton Education Trust. 

During my career I'm proud to have initiated award-winning creative projects with long-term impact, establishing meaningful local connections and inspiring future generations.


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EstablIshing a FoundatIon

Understanding the business vision

Identifying audiences

Core values

Industry position & peers

Client perception audits

Building in-house teams


Messaging & content creation

Media and industry relations

Thought leadership

Digital strategy

Brand & voice


CulturE &

Studio culture

Practice figureheads

Creative collaborations

Embedding social purpose

Community engagement

Supporting young talent 



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Bell Phillips 


Built by Us


The Studios

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Finkernagel Ross


Gbolade Design Studio

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Matter Architecture


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Fathom Architects

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Squire & Partners

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HomeGrown Plus

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Thornton Education Trust



Julia Nicholls Communications

07939 569449

Thank you.

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