Paul Nicholls

“This is not Architecture”

Factory Fifteen recently turned 10. Can you believe it! Our work has often met controversy. Whether it be as students being told; ‘this is not architecture’ or as professionals, testing the creative limits of architectural visualisation. As we ask ourselves what the future of our industry looks like, we ask; what isn’t architectural visualisation, and what could be!

Paul Nicholls is a Creative Director and co-founded Factory Fifteen. He studied a Masters in Architecture at UCL, specialising in film making. His artistic work has been exhibited worldwide. Paul’s work at Factory Fifteen focusses on larger scale film and immersive content, along with design and look development. Paul recently co-directed the BBC Tokyo Olympics Ad, to international acclaim.

Factory Fifteen is an award winning film studio working across architecture, film & TV and interactive arts. Factory Fifteen’s diverse backgrounds range from filmmaking, architecture, 3D animation, engineering and photography. As a result their multi-disciplinary talents and distinctive approach to filmmaking has been engaged by world leading architects, developers and brands.