I am a freelance Architectural designer with 20+ years experience in the construction industry, mainly in domestic residential. I am Chartered Professional with the CIOB. I really enjoy both the design process and construction stages of projects seeing the designs come to life. One of my key strengths is communicating between clients and construction professionals helping the client to understand the process and terminology and also relaying the clients desires to the contractors to achieve the desired result. My earlier working background was more in the construction side of the industry which places me well to supervise and oversee the construction phase of the process. I am keenly aware that designs need to work with client budgets to produce the best results for what is actually affordable and buildable whilst maintaining creativity and flare. I am based in Lincolnshire but work across the UK.


Loft conversions, Kitchens, Sustainable design, Extensions, Planning applications, Re-planning / Internal alterations, New builds, Accessible design


We found Sam to be efficient, well prepared, prompt and knowledgable. Though we have decided to go with a larger firm we did feel that Sam would provide a good service.

We engaged Sam Reid and Nexus Design to design and manage the planning and construction process of our new house. Located on a flood plain and in the middle of farmland the house design had to comply with a number of planning requirements which Nexus accommodated in the design and negotiated with the planning authorities leading to a successful application approved in the minimum of time. Likewise building regulation compliance and the development of a detailed specification has proceeded without the drama you see on many home build TV programmes. Sam has worked interactively, keeping us involved at all stages, explaining issues where necessary, offering solutions and producing a design which appropriately sits in the landscape
Mr & Mrs Potter, Kellfield, North Lincolnshire
As complete novice self-builders we were very lucky to work with Sam at Nexus Design Solutions. Sam guided us through the design and planning application process in a relaxed but professional way. His collaborative design process meant we got the layout and specification we wanted, and planning was achieved quickly with minimal hassle. Nexus also handled the tendering process and again Sam's network of professional contacts allowed us to choose between 3 recommended builders , finally engaging an excellent company and start our build on time, with a strong contract and agreed budget. Because of careful planning, monitoring of the build was quite hands off, but Sam was always available for advice or consultation if needed. Having demolished our old house , we moved into our new house only 9 months later, and 5 months on we continue to be amazed that we have such a great place to live. We can highly recommend Nexus Design Solutions and would trust Sam again anytime.
Mr & Mrs Bury, Minting, Lincolnshire
We worked very closely with Sam on our 4 new builds, starting from the Building Regulations drawings and tender specifications all the way through to completing the construction. Sam was an exceptional project manager to collaborate with, guiding us through various challenging issues effortlessly. Without a doubt, we would be thrilled to work with Sam again in the future.
Mr & Mrs Myers, Burton, Lincolnshire

Architectural Designer

Level of experience

5+ years experience

Registered architect



West Lindsey, East Midlands

Distance preference

I don't mind

Company type:

Freelance individual

Preferred project Budget

£0 - £500,000+