Staff Profiles


Mr Nick McGough

BSc (Hons) Dip Arch, ARB, RIBA

School of Architecture

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

Nick McGough-Beteta

Associate Partner | Weston Williamson + Partners; Associate Lecturer & MArchD Studio Lead | OxfordDS6

Nick McGough is a British/Spanish UK registered Chartered Architect and educator with over 15 years experience in the construction industry.

During his time at Bath University Nick developed an interest in cybernetic systems and in 2003 had a number of inspirational discussions with Dr Julian Vincent regarding the potential for biomimetics in architecture and specifically the application of auxetic structures.

Following this, Nick's student work was both published in the Architects' Journal and exhibited at Modern Art Oxford. This interest in technology, structure, art, systems and networks was developed in the context of a deep personal preoccupation with the notion of place and identity; given the homogenisation of western society in the globalised, networked, instant and branded world we now inhabit.

Much of this thinking has manifested itself in Nick's involvement in airport, rail and bridge design projects during his 9 years at Grimshaw Architects’ London studio and more recently as Associate Partner and Lead Architect at Weston Williamson + Partners where he leads the WW+P IF_Lab (Innovation & Foresight Laboratory)

Outside practice, Nick is active in teaching design having been a Visiting Teaching Fellow at Bath University from 2011 and running the OxfordDS6 Masters Design Studio at the Oxford School of Architecture since 2014.

Nick has also been invited as a guest critic and lecturer at Schools of Architecture in London, Bath, Oxford, Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York.