Architectural Assistant / Designer
Abi joined Nissen Richards Studio in 2021, after receiving a Distinction for her M.Arch from the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the London Metropolitan University. She was a student in the architecture unit led by members of NRS, exploring themes from the work of the studio, and the importance and relevance of museums and cultural institutions. As the Pandemic granted us the time to discuss a myriad of social issues, her final thesis project delved into collections associated to colonial plunder – addressing their history and prompting questions of ownership. Through charting the difficult and uncomfortable stories of how artefacts were acquired, her design for a museum aimed to provoke discussion, and provide a platform for debate and learning.
In 2017 she achieved her BA from the University of Liverpool, and worked for two years at Stiff and Trevillion Architects on a number of projects in the commercial and residential sectors. She worked on the refurbishment of a significant Post-Modern Building in Soho’s Broadwick Street for a co-working fit-out scheme, where she became particularly interested in interior design and the versatile use of space. At NRS, she is currently working on a series of exhibition projects based in the UK and internationally.
Outside of work, Abi enjoys musicals and is a film and documentary enthusiast.