Nicola Watkins

Studio Director

Nicola Watkins (née Smith) is Studio Director with a strong background in extensive luxury hotel projects, both internationally and in London. At Tara Bernerd & Partners Nicola works primarily across luxury hotel design and large scale residential developments.

Nicola trained as an Interior Designer, having completed a BA (Hons) degree at Leeds College of Art & Design in 2001.  Nicola’s energy, management expertise and creativity make her a vital member of the partnership and she plays an integral role in the everyday running and success of the business.

Nicola has completed a number of residential developments and hotels, including SIXTY SoHo, One Park Drive, One The Elephant and Glasshouse Gardens. Nicola is currently working on The Thompson Hollywood Hotel and Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale Hotel & Private Residences and is leading the team on the Equinox LA hotel.