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Nicola Koller


  • Designer Nicola Koller is a Tutor in Architecture at the Royal College of Art, where she teaches in Studio ADS4 with Tom Greenall.

  • Biography

  • Nicola is a designer working for acclaimed fashion designer Sir Paul Smith, designing and commissioning retail spaces worldwide and running design projects of special interest to Paul.

    Nicola heads an in-house multidisciplinary studio of furniture designers, interior designers, industrial designers and architects. Nicola has overseen and completed over 300 projects from concept to completion with Paul Smith in 24 countries. Including major flagship projects in London, Paris, New York, Antwerp, LA, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai.

    Nicola graduated from Oxford Brooks University with a BA in architecture in 2000. She continued her education in architecture at the Royal College of Art, graduating with an MA in 2003, where she was taught in by influential members of Critical design culture Fiona Raby and Gerrard O’Carroll who subsequently became her teaching partners.

    Following graduation she was awarded the NESTA (Creative Investor) Graduate Pioneer award to continue her research into current social trends and the potential future implications for our built environment. Nicola has worked for numerous design and architecture practices in London and has been published internationally.

    Nicola Koller has been a tutor at the Royal College of Art since 2005 (ADS4) and has been working in Architectural education at UK Universities since 2003.

    ADS4 is a critical design studio, specialising in speculative near-futures and world building. The studio researches across science, technology, politics and economics, to question key shifts and emerging trends, and the new behaviours they bring with them.

    Read an interview with Nicola Koller and Tom Greenall in the Architectural Review

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