Nicola Antaki is an architect and researcher based in London and Mumbai. She received her PhD in Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture and Development Planning Unit at UCL in 2019. Previously she worked as senior architect at London practice We Made That. She studied Architecture at Oxford Brookes University and then The Royal College of Art. After graduating from the RCA, she worked for a number of years at Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture, designing sustainable schools and nurseries, where she completed her ARB/RIBA professional certificate, at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Her design-led research was situated in Mumbai, India between 2011 and 2018, looking at the links between architecture and learning, and developing a design pedagogy that includes school children in the design of their environment.
Nicola is founder of Mumbai biennial Photography Festival FOCUS. She collaborates regularly with urban farming initiative Fresh & Local based in Mumbai, that works to create places for communities to grow their own food organically and improve health through gardens in the city.