MSc. Arch, ETH SIA
Nicole is an assistant professor of architecture (non-tenure track) at Syracuse University, and co-founding partner of Architecture Office. In 2017 Architecture Office was one of six firms nationally to be awarded the Architectural League Young Architects Prize.
Nicole is a licensed architect in Switzerland and a member of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects. Prior to coming to the US, she studied at the ETH Zurich in Switzerland. In 2014-2015 Nicole was a Teaching Fellow at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Taliesin West.
Her research and teaching focuses on the transcultural analysis of European-American towns that represent current challenges in architecture and urban design as examples of current social transformations in global contexts. The work borrows from image and cultural theorists to explore these enclaves through cultural memories and preservation of building elements; and uses their accumulation to question the cultural affiliations of these as an urban ensemble.
The research currently involves reading into the building codes at the Planning Department of New Glarus, Wisconsin - that are derived from a collection of 1960’s picture book imagery from Switzerland – and analyzing their built results up against works from their country of origin.
The research work manifests itself through exhibitions, small-scale design and design/build projects.