Pippa Nissen


Pippa is a trained architect and a theatre designer. She studied architecture at Cambridge University and also completed an MA in Theatre Design with distinction, at the Slade School of Fine Art.

Her recent work focuses on exhibition design, where her theatre and architecture background come together in the design of narrative spaces. She particularly enjoys collaborating with other artists as part of the design process. Her clients have included; The Courtauld Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, British Museum, Natural History Museum, British Council, Southbank Centre, Design Museum London, the V&A, Aldeburgh Festival, Imperial War Museum; and MUNCH, The National Museum, and National Library of Norway in Oslo.

Pippa has taught extensively of over 25 years; she led the postgraduate Architecture Unit3 at London Metropolitan University, exploring themes from the work of the studio; as a Design Fellow at Cambridge University, and teaching a diploma unit at Kingston University. She is regularly invited to lecture and take part in wider debates about design both in the UK and internationally and she has received many awards for her work. This includes the AJCorus 40 Under 40, and she was part of the UK team at the international Scenography Quadrennial exhibition in Prague 2007 and 2011.