Nicolas Pople has over 35 years of practice experience. Prior to setting up his own office in 1985 he worked for Ahrends, Burton and Koralek,  Owers and Lumley (ex partners of Sir Leslie Martin), and was an associate with Chapman Lisle in London. Since 1981 he has combined practice, teaching and lecturing work and is presently a tutor at London Southbank University. A long term interest in sustainability has developed into a practice specialism and this has more recently been expanded into conservation work : he has a diploma in the Conservation of Historic Buildings from the Architectural Association.

The philosophy of his work is the conviction that architecture plays a crucial role in both individual and social development. Building with an ecological perspective needs to embrace community and economic questions, and is not simply a matter of technological fixes. The work the office produces aims to be a manifestation of the understanding that art and technology are of equal importance in the creation of architecture and are ultimately indivisible. Recent commissions for a series of sacramental projects are the natural extension of this idea.