Who we are....




Nick Yeates, Principal

Nick studied Architecture at Sheffield University working at Geoffrey Reid Associates and EPR Architects during his years out. Following the completion of his education Nick ran his family building company for 6 months before joining ORMS. 

Nick worked at ORMS for 8 years, 5 of them as an associate before breaking off on his own to form Yeates Design in 1993.

Nick is ARB and RIBA registered.

Vera Oppolzer, Project Architect

Vera studied Architecture at the Technical University in Munich and Delft, Netherlands. Following her studies Vera worked in Milan, Munich, Bern and London before joining Yeates Design.

Vera joined Yeates Design in October 2010 and has extensive experience in residential schemes from one off houses to larger residential developments for developers and local authorities. Vera  also worked on the Brimsdown laboratory building.

Vera is ARB registered.

Nadia Khalifeh, Project Architect

Nadia studied Architecture at Manchester University for both her Part I and and Part II degrees. Whilst studying Nadia worked at Raffoul Darrer Architects and Denton Corker Marshall.

Nadia joined Yeates Design in July 2012 and whilst working has gained her Part III qualification at South Bank University. Nadia has worked on a range of projects from one off residential schemes to project architect on the Royston laboratory building.

Nadia is ARB and RIBA registered.

Carolyn Newman, Practice Manager

Carolyn studied Ancient History at Warwick University before joining Yeates Design in 1998.

Carolyn is responsible for the day to day running of the office, human resources and marketing.

Ben Yeates, Architectural Assistant

Ben studied Architecture at Kingston University following on from the Art Foundation course, he graduated with a 2:1 in 2014.

Following his degree Ben worked at Panter Hudspith Architects for 16 months before joining Yeates Design in June 2016. Ben is currently working on a range of private residential projects.