Design Delivered

Design Delivered


Commissioning  to  Architecture


The Architect bar for Design West

Originally an 18th century sail loft, situated by Pero’s bridge between the YHA and Arnolfini, the renovation […]

House in the mountains of Sierra Nevada, Spain

With exceptional views the aim was to create living accommodation which allowed you to do as many […]

The GreenWay Project, Bristol

The Greenway Project in Bristol started with conversations around how to encourage people along greener paths into […]

Sri Lanka – House in the Village

A house built for retirement was the brief. Designed and project managed on site, utilising local trade […]

Brunel’s SS Great Britain Cafe

Discover the ship that changed the world and the renovated cafe We were proud to work alongside […]

M32 Motorway Underpass

Junction 2 of the M32 offers a large covered space which can be used in many ways […]

Lawrence Hill roundabout

The Lawrence Hill roundabout is situated in the most diverse area in Bristol, and connects a large […]

Bristol Food Connections 2015

Bristol Food Connections 2015 is a revolutionary food festival that takes place across the entire city. Nudge […]

Tanzania – Boutique Hotel Complex

A boutique hotel in Tanzania was designed for jet setting clients based in the Middle-East. The complex […]

Loughborough Junction – Meanwhile Space

Nudge Group were delighted to win the competition to transform two railway arches for Meanwhile Space. Two […]

OVO Energy

OVO energy commissioned Nudge Group to create a unique, collaborative work environment, which sets the tone for […]

Work Space Brixton

A new creative studio in Brixton as a creative studio environment for entrepreneurs from a range of […]

BBC @ Bristol Food Connections

Bristol has an incredible food heritage. The BBC, Bristol Food Connections and Bristol City Council have come […]

The Wharf, Bristol

Redcliffe Wharf is one of Bristol’s most ‘iconic’ sites, just below the beautiful church of St Mary […]

Engine Shed

Brunel’s famous Engine Shed, used previously as the Commonwealth and Empire Museum. Designed as a growth hub […]

Olympic Legacy Research

Together with Common Capital, Cardiff University and Pop Up Bristol we carried out a piece of research […]

Bristol and Exeter House

Bristol and Exeter House is owned and managed by savvy young developers TCN UK.  Nudge have been […]

Temple Studios, Bristol

Digital Campus in Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, Temple Gate, BS1, Bristol for TCN UK. Spatial layouts, lighting layout, […]

Creative Common

Temporary Use development at what was once the car park serving Temple Meads station, described by the […]

Love Easton

Love Easton was a project which was set up to create pioneering ways to engage with local […]


Shankari Raj

Founder / Architect

Head honcho and driver of Nudge Group – Shankari Raj, known as Shanks wants to challenge traditional approaches to architecture head-on, focusing on community led, sustainable design processes. She takes the approach of hiring people on a job by job basis as she believes each project needs to be embedded in place. Her office is filled with creatives working in a range of sectors who she collaborates with, from digital campaigns to building walk about robots. She is a visiting lecturer and external examiner at Architecture schools across the country: Cardiff, Newcastle, Sheffield, and Bath University. She has been an ongoing judge for the Architectural Journal and WAN awards.

Her work has frequently been used as case studies for future application across the country. She is regularly invited to speak at lectures and panels including the Design Council, Architecture Centre and Glass House. Alongside other design and strategy projects, she brought together Common Capital, Cardiff University and Pop Up Bristol to collaborate on a research project for The London Legacy Development Corporation, investigating how to successfully deliver Meanwhile Use Spaces in the current economic climate.

Her practice Nudge is a versatile architecture practice with a strong reputation for designing and delivering spaces that enable people to innovate, be bold, work, muse and reflect. Nudge is behind a growing portfolio of award-winning spaces in the UK and beyond. Recent projects include, The GreenWay project, OVO Energy headquarters, Old Market Assembly, Engine Shed, Bristol and Temple Studios.

About us

About us


 Nudge Group is a young versatile design consultancy firm working at a range of scales within the culture, arts and design sector.

The team offers architectural services with the added benefit of unique policy insights, strategic economic development, marketing and digital interface.
The collaborative environment in which we work enables us to develop innovation in design delivery.
The range of consultants that we work with enables us to be mobile enough to create unique solutions to restraints in development with the aim of saving our clients money in delivery and occupation.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Get in touch to discuss your project.

Address: 34, Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8RG


Having creative flair with practical application, attributes which are often mutually exclusive. With their commitment and passion I’d have no hesitation in recommending them.

Richard Pearce – TCN UK


Architecture, Fit-Out, Interior and Furniture Design

We design very different spaces, for very different clients to use in very different ways.
We enjoy working with anybody who wants to work with us to create unique design solutions within the built environment. Whether that be a one off house, an extension to an existing building, creative offices or a cultural landscape: Individuals and organisations who share our view that good design in architecture can make a positive contribution to people lives.

Our work process starts with a rigorous analysis and in depth research to really understand your brief and design needs. We look at the specific market, how end users will use the spaces and look at exemplar schemes in other locations. We ground the building in its location, picking local specialists and materials wherever possible to embed the design in place and situation.

The context in which we design will take into account: political, economic, social and architectural attributes of a specific site and location: working to budget and time restraints. We navigate the bureaucratic hurdles with local Councils and work closely with contractors to create an aesthetic approach, which is clear and logical.

We work as part of a flexible team in a creative studio environment, which enables us to provide you with a complete package of services with the aim to save our clients time and money by making sure the architecture, internal signage, branding, marketing, digital interface meet the internal and external needs and image portrayed by the end users, investors and the public.


Digital Media / Design 

Nudge can offer the complete package of creative and digital design services for your project. Our strength lies in offering a consultative and hands on service with a focus on understanding the needs of our clients and working closely with them to ensure their brands communicate and grow.
The team has 10 years design experience across a wide-ranging client group including corporate businesses, entertainment and music labels and organisations in the cultural sector. Whether the requirement is brand identity, website design & development, user interface design, marketing, printed matter or event & exhibition design Nudge can bring together ideas and beautifully executed design work to help our clients engage with their audience and generate results.


Marketing & PR

We see our clients as our partners and work with them to get a complete understanding of what they are trying to achieve. We then create a coherent plan producing entertaining and compelling content that engages with consumers early in their journey with the project.

Our outstanding integrated capability in the architectural arena with our built-in production is ideal for the demands of seamlessly delivering branded content. We provide strategy, creation, production, digital build and beyond. This isn’t content for content’s sake; it is branded content that creates a real ROI.

Whether it’s creative content development or compelling conversation-creation, all supported by ingenious influencer engagement and endorsement, our PR excellence is both creatively award-winning and professionally industry-leading.



Our events team works hand in hand with the rest of the Nudge team. This joined up approach is perfect for seamless integration and means that all elements of your project talk to each other from day one!

Successful event production involves many diverse but specific challenges. We have a wealth of experience in the events industry in both the public and private sectors. Whether it is a complete event management and logistics service that is required, or a bespoke need, please do not hesitate to contact us.


 Just some of the amazing people we have worked with.