Nicholas Merrow Smith

Principal of Merrowsmith Design Partnership

Nicholas is one of a number of designers who have chosen to make Singapore their home. Born in the United Kingdom, Nicholas trained and worked in commercial interior design before relocating to Singapore in 1993. He is the Principal of Merrowsmith Design Partnership which he established in 2015.

Nicholas is known within the architectural community for promoting design as a key influencer of behavioural change. His recent focus on healthcare transformation and patient advocacy provides opportunities to bring design as an enabler to a wider audience. His extensive portfolio shows a willingness to design from the front and manage stakeholders to bring about enduring solutions.

In a career that spans over 30 years, he has held a number of industry posts. These include the Presidency of the Interior Design Confederation Singapore, where he chaired the successful conference; Design Value:Beyond the Tangible, in 2009.

Nicholas continues to research and develop solutions to bring about effective change in the workplace, patient care and customer service. These solutions focus on improving communication, safety and bringing about organisational change through preferential experiences.

Nicholas holds a Masters Degree in Design from the United Kingdom and is a Fellow of the Society of Interior Designers (Singapore) and member of Corenet Global, Singapore Chapter.