Senior Associate / Senior Architect
Sophie joined Nissen Richards Studio in 2015 and has since been working predominantly within the cultural sector and in complex historical settings. These include projects such as the redevelopment of Sutton Hoo for the National Trust; an extension to the grade II listed National Waterways Museum for the Canal & River Trust; and the Colour & Vision exhibition at The Natural History Museum.
Sophie has worked internationally for offices such as Herzog & de Meuron in Switzerland and April Architects in Italy and is also interested in the humanitarian strand of architecture having worked for a number of non-governmental organisations. She has worked on the reconstruction of a number of buildings of significant cultural heritage value in Bosnia & Herzegovina. These projects, including a mosque and traditional housing were concerned with rescuing and preserving tangible and intangible cultural heritage affected by conflict. Sophie is currently a studio tutor at University of the Creative Arts where she teaches first year architecture students.
Sophie graduated from Manchester School of Architecture and the University of Cambridge in 2013, where her MPhil in Architecture & Urban Design thesis was nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal and Dissertation Medal.