The principal aim at Nest Design is to help client’s create or enhance their living, family and working environments by creating architectural solutions that consider and are inspired by the site, views, sight lines, internal connections, external relationships, site context, site history, light and sustainability.


The client and their brief is always pivotal in every project and Nest Design enjoy working alongside the client to develop their brief and project, whilst also optimising on opportunities that client’s may not have considered.


Every client, brief and site is different and the design service that Nest Design offer can be tailored to suit the client’s needs and budget. Nest Design adopt a considered approach with every project and aim to ensure the process of design, planning and construction is as straight forward as possible.   


Nest Design have a wealth of contacts and can help you with all aspects of the building process, engaging other specialist consultants and members of the building trade, ensuring that your project is within budget and on time. A building project is most likely to be a significant financial outlay, therefore Nest Design can assist you in making the most of your investment.





Nest Design was formed in 2010 by Jon and Emily Sullivan who met whilst studying Architecture at Plymouth University and based themselves in Emily’s hometown of Modbury.




Jon initially set up Nest Design following a number of years working in architectural practices in the local area, working for both Hopwood and Swallow Chartered Architects and Planners in Totnes, and Living Space Architects in Plymouth/Exeter. Jon studied Conservation as part of a postgraduate course, and has specialist knowledge in dealing with listed buildings applications and working within conservation areas.




In 2013 Emily joined Nest Design following a number of years working for Harrison Sutton Partnership in Totnes, where she worked on a variety of both large domestic and commercial projects. Emily specialised in Landscape design during her post graduate course and qualified as an architect in 2007.

Nest Design’s self built studio currently under construction.