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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.


“Julia provided us with greater clarity in identifying and articulating who we are as practice. We've seen immediate benefits from her recommendations.”

Tara Gbolade, Gbolade Design Studio



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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 is not only extremely rigorous and professional, but always a pleasure to work with.”

Michael Squire, Squire & Partners


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, London Festival of Architecture and the Museum of Architecture. 

In 2022 I was incredibly chuffed to be shortlisted in the Archiboo Awards Best Consultant category.


You can find podcasts and events here 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


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About Me

EstablIshing a FoundatIon

Understanding the business vision

Identifying target audiences

Core values & causes

Industry position & peer review

Client perception audits

Building in-house teams


Brand & voice

Messaging & content creation

Client relationships

Industry engagement

Media & thought leadership

Digital strategy


CulturE &

Studio culture

Practice figureheads & succession

Attracting talent

Creative collaborations

Embedding social purpose

Community engagement



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UP Projects

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Carver Haggard

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Bell Phillips 

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7N Architects

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Shiro Muchiri / SoShiro

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Squire & Partners

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Chybik + Kristof


WR-AP Architects

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Thornton Education Trust

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Fathom Architects

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HomeGrown Plus


Gbolade Design Studio

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Finkernagel Ross


Built by Us



Julia Nicholls Communications

07939 569449

Thank you

Find more information, podcasts and advice on how communications can support your business here and on my social media channels

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Portrait photography by Francis Augusto

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