Nicole Dent

Associate Director

Nicole is a Senior Project Architect with extensive experience managing projects ranging from $500K to $25 million plus, including education and heritage projects, commercial office towers, civic, sports & leisure facilities, fitouts and refurbishments. 

Nicole was appointed as an Associate with Grieve Gillett Andersen in 2018 and has since become an Associate Director of the firm. She is leading many of our education projects, and providing heritage advisory services to various levels of government and private clients. Using the firm’s expertise in complex, technical and high security facilities, Nicole is also seeking to expand our Defence portfolio. She works closely with clients, consultants and key stakeholders to deliver high-quality outcomes with an exceptional level of value for money, while maintaining design and functional intent.

Nicole is highly experienced in leading consultation and stakeholder engagement. Her skills are working with clients to understand their needs, setting clear a framework and delivery strategy for the project, and providing a clear line of communication with stakeholders so they have a detailed understanding of the design process, from feasibility through to construction.
Nicole is also a member of Learning Environments Australia and regularly undertakes professional development to ensure she is across the latest trends for contemporary learning spaces.

She has worked in offices in London, Queensland and Adelaide on projects in Europe, Asia and nationally across Australia, including the London Olympics 2012, and Defence sites in most mainland states. 


Salisbury High School Redevelopment

St Thomas School Masterplan

St Aloysius College Masterplan

Port Lincoln High School Masterplan & Scoping Study

Eastern Fleurieu School (Strathalbyn Campus)

TAFE SA Noarlunga Campus Scoping Study

TAFE SA Adelaide & Berri Campuses

Yorketown Area School Planning Study

Elder Hall Conservation & Options Study

University of South Australia – various projects at East, Magill and Mawson Lakes Campuses

Kings Beach Residence Master Plan

115 KWS office tower

Oz Harvest Adelaide, Bowden

Glanville Hall Community Function Centre

Woodville Town Hall Redevelopment

Regent Arcade, Rundle Mall

Rundle Mall retail infill building

Leigh Street, Adelaide redevelopment

Port Adelaide Enfield Civic Centre & Town Hall

Barossa Aquatic & Fitness Centre