Nicola completed bachelor degrees in Architecture and Media, Communications simultaneously at the University of Technology Sydney with high-distinction average in architecture. In her own time she is a passionate writer, sits on the Architecture Bulletin Magazine editorial committee and has written over 20 articles for more than 8 publications. In 2015 Nicola won the “George Street 2020” ULI competition for young leaders and invited to speak in Shanghai. Her urban design and landscape architecture focus feeds an understanding of on the ground engagement in temporary interventions and advocacy. Work in this area includes a series of key note presentations and panel discussion, installations, and organising crowd funding and design-build events. Nicola has also taught second year architecture at UTS.