Nicole’s work focuses on how the politics of climate resilience shape urban environmental transformations. Her research documents the work of planners, engineers, designers, ecologists, and everyday urban dwellers in making new natures in their cities, and explores the values and spatial imaginaries that drive their efforts. The projects and proposals taken on by tinkercraft are framed by this research.
Nicole is an architect with experience in designing public housing, schools, private institutions, and dwellings. Nicole received an M.Arch. from Yale University, her work has been exhibited in the United States and Europe, and she has received accolades for various architectural submissions throughout her design career. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.